William appears to be a typical 16 year old in many ways, attending high school, learning to drive, playing a lot of video games and hanging out with his friends. But, he’s not your typical 16 year old kid, he is currently battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia. So currently, William isn’t having the same teenager experience as most boys his age. William is fighting hard and determined to win his battle with Leukemia.
Over the course of just 3 days in October of 2018, William went from a 16 year old on a trip with his Mom to visit family, to being really tired, finding a bruise on his foot that appeared to be infected, and just hours later, getting a Leukemia diagnosis.
It was a whirlwind, the doctors immediately started William on chemotherapy the morning after he was diagnosed. Following this diagnosis, William and his mom didn’t leave Diamond Children’s Hospital in Tucson for 32 days.
William is determined to beat Leukemia and is fighting very hard to be a typical teenager again.
The Jessie Rees Foundation encourages kids and families facing cancer, like William and his family, to Never Ever Give Up through ClubNEGU, where they receive doses of hope, joy and love each month.
At just 12 years old, Jessie knew that sending love, hope and a little fun in her JoyJars® could help create lasting memories and bring a smile to a child and their family on those difficult days as they fight cancer together. Her wish was to encourage every kid fighting cancer to Never Ever Give Up.
We are honored to encourage and support William as he battles Leukemia.
We NEGU for William!