2016 Beneficiary Justin Williams
Justin Williams, 40, of Jamestown, ND, passed away after a long and courageous battle with Leukemia, on January 5, 2017 in his home surrounded by his loving family.
Justin lived in Jamestown, ND with his wife Cortnie (Cook) and their two boys Isaac age 9 and Ben Age 6. Justin works as a Mechanical Engineer at United Technologies Corporation. Justin loves to hunt, fish, hike, camp and smoke meats with his friends and family.
Justin’s battle began 3 years ago when he was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. In January of 2016, Justin and his family learned that his cancer metastasized into a mass around his spinal cord and into his cerebrospinal fluid (myeloid sarcoma). Justin suffered a spinal cord stroke the night before he was to undergo surgery. During the time of hospitalization in Fargo, Justin has endured a round of radiation, chemotherapy and underwent intense physical therapy to work on regaining strength and function of his legs. In May Justin was transferred to the University of Minnesota to do all the pre-transport testing. With that, it was discovered that the leukemia came back with the growth on his spine growing again, 2 new lesions on his lungs, and the leukemia in the fluid surrounding his lungs as well. He was re-admitted in to Sanford for more chemo. The whole transplant process will then be started with a projected transplant date of August 4th.
The event raised $6100 for his family.