Help Marie Williams Fight Against Leukemia !
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On August 4, 2014 Marie Williams was unexpectedly diagnosed with AML (Acute Myeloid Leukemia). Her Doctor informed her she needed to start treatment immediately, without treatment she would only have days to weeks to live. ... More ...

 On August 4, 2014 Marie Williams was unexpectedly diagnosed with AML (Acute Myeloid Leukemia). Her Doctor informed her she needed to start treatment immediately, without treatment she would only have days to weeks to live. She was admitted into the hospital the next day and has been receiving care since.

The treatment and recovery process for this type of cancer is a long and rocky road. She will be going through multiple stages of chemo, blood transfusions, and possibly facing a stem cell transplant, which she may need to travel out of state to receive. Marie will be hospitalized for the next month and a half and in and out of the hospital for the next year. Which means she will not be able to work for the next 6 months to a year.

Before Marie was diagnosed she found herself very fatiqued, exhausted and suffering with a continous migraine with easy bruising. which raised a red flag that brought her to seek medical attention. Marie's fatique had worsened and she no longer wanted to make the commute from the Northshore to the Westbank and decided to take a leap of faith to change some order in her life. She decided to leave her long standing job to search for a job nearer to home. She left her job on Friday and had an interview on Monday close to home, while at her interview many calls were coming in. The interview went great . When she finished she decided to return the calls that were coming in and realized many were from her Physician asking her to come in immediately to his office. Where she learned she had AML.

Marie is a young, single mother of two. Her wonderful sons, Joshua and Justin, have been at her side day and night throughout this whole ordeal. Unfortunately, both of them live in Lafayette and are unable to be with her as much as they would like. It has been a struggle for them being so far away from their mother, and commuting to and from Lafayette to New Orleans each week as much as they can. 

Marie has been an advocate for many causes, she spends most weekends for charity events including bicycling and runs for organizations to raise money and awareness. The day before she was diagnosed she rode her bike 27 miles in training for the next upcoming event.


The funding we raise will go toward accumulating medical bills, helping Marie keep her house along with utilities, travel expense for the many of trips back and forth to hospital for treatment,  We are thankful for every donation no matter how small or large, every donation helps tremendously. Thanks for your sup port!

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