Honored Kid

William D.

Age 26
William D. Kid Photo


Glen Ridge, NJ, US


Brain or spinal cord tumor

Date of Diagnosis

January 1999


In remission

Treated At

The Royal Marsden Hospital Saint Barnabas Medical Center

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My Story

"Today he is your typical thirteen year old boy who enjoys golf, skiing, video games, and bugging his sister ." this is what I wrote last year, sadly it is no longer the case. Will was diagnosed with cancer when he was three years old and just recently celebrated nine years in remission, but in November - exactly ten years from the time he was diagnosed - Will had a stroke. The cause: blood vessels compromised by the radiation used to treat his brain tumor. Will spent six weeks in the hospital undergoing intense physical and occupational therapy and continues outpatient therapy at The Kessler Institute twice a week. Right now, as I write this, Will cannot use his left hand and must wear a brace on his leg to walk. He could not ski this winter but is working hard and hopes to return to the golf course this spring. And while he has had moments of frustration, Will's strength and determination continues to be a source of inspiration to his friends and family.

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