On June 1, 2022, William celebrated 11 months of being cancer free. The very next day, doctors informed him that his cancer had returned, but the cheer coach and teacher is determined to high kick cancer’s butt.
William and his family are no strangers to battling cancer. His mom fought cancer seven years ago. “Seeing her motivation and seeing how strong she was has put the motivation in me to be positive. One of the funniest things she liked to do was shimmy all the time, so we created a team for her to walk and carried it over to my journey"
William has had to wait for blood or platelet transfusions.
“It becomes frustrating to hear that over and over, but there’s a shortage and I have to be patient. The shortage of blood and platelets has meant not getting my blood levels to where they need to be and delays my next chemo treatment.”