Help sought for man battling leukemia

Tue, 04/11/2006 - 4:31pm
By: The Citizen

A medical fund has been established to help a Peachtree City man who has undergone a bone marrow transplant to combat leukemia.

Ken Williams is recovering in Houston, Texas after being treated at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. After he is released from the hospital, he has to stay within a 15-minute drive of the center for 100 days, said his wife, Becky Williams.

Anyone can donate to the Ken Williams Medical Fund at any Bank of America location. Also, a co-worker of Mrs. Williams will hold a fund-raising garage sale Saturday, April 22 with all funds going directly into the medical fund.

The garage sale will be hosted by Margie Thompson at 319 Walnut Grove Road in Peachtree City from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Anyone can donate items for the sale by calling Thompson at 770-632-2905.

Becky Williams said the community has been tremendously supportive of her family through the ordeal.

“How do you thank people for that?” she said, noting that the family has been helped tremendously by their church, Peachtree City United Methodist, and her co-workers at Piedmont Fayette Hospital, some of whom donated their time off so she wouldn’t have to go without pay for such a long stretch of time.

“We have been very appreciative of everything that everyone has done to help us through this,” Williams said. “The community has been very supportive.”

The couple’s two children are staying with family friends, Becky Williams said. She and her husband recently celebrated their 19th wedding anniversary. And they have hope for many more years together thanks to the bone marrow transplant.

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