Calling all Warriors! We are coming together to raise funds for the Coughlon family as they fight for their son’s life. William (17) was recently diagnosed with a very rare, very aggressive form of cancer, Renal Medullary Carcinoma. His right kidney was removed and the family (Mom, Dad, and his brother and sister) have been with him at Children’s National Hospital since Thanksgiving. The doctor’s started chemo right away, but the cancer has spread. The family is waiting to be accepted into a medical trial at MD Anderson, the premier hospital in the country for this particular form of cancer. The Coughlon family needs our help. Please give what you can, every little bit adds up to help cover costs for travel, food, hotels, and medical costs -just to name a few. Most importantly, all prayers are welcomed and deeply appreciated.
Update February 5, 2021
GREAT news!!! William just returned from MD Anderson where he was tested for his body’s response to the chemotherapy. The tumors are shrinking to nearly HALF their original size!! Today he will begin his third round of chemotherapy. Please continue to keep Will and his family in your prayers, it is clearly working! Thank you Warriors for your steadfast support!
Update January 20, 2021:
This week William started attending virtual classes with his school! Understandably there are significant challenges ahead but everyone (William, his family, St. Mary’s Ryken, and all of us Warriors) are committed to helping him overcome and persevere to graduate on time. The second cycle of chemo is in progress and prayers for strength and healing are welcomed. The Coughlon’s will be traveling to Houston at the completion of each cycle for testing at MD Anderson to determine and track his progress. As always, the entire family deeply appreciates the prayers, love, and support from everyone. All of your messages are true blessings!
Update January 7, 2021: The meeting with MD Anderson was very encouraging! William is doing well on the current treatment course. So the plan is to continue his treatment with Children’s National Hospital in Washington D.C. and have monthly visits to MD Anderson down in Houston. William has a great team of doctors helping him that are well coordinated on his care.
Dan and Carmela are working with Will’s school, St. Mary’s Ryken, to ensure he will still be able to graduate this year given the challenges that are encountered when undergoing chemotherapy.
To each and every one of you fellow “William’s Warriors”, the Coughlon family is so deeply appreciative of the thoughts, prayers, and continued support. Though they may not always be able to respond, they read and appreciate all of your messages.
Update January 5, 2021: The family travelled to Houston yesterday for an initial consultation for entry into a Renal Medullary Carcinoma (RMC) clinical trial. William and his family are overwhelmed with gratitude for all the love, support, and prayers. Thank YOU – each and every one of you – so very much!
Update: December 27, 2020 – Several of you have inquired about sending a check. If you would like to donate that way, you can make the check to: GiveTaxFree .org and mail to: 1135 Heatherstone Dr., Suite 102, Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Please note that it is in support of Williams Warriors. Thank you so very much!
Update: December 21, 2020 – Good evening fellow warriors!! What an incredible blessing – William’s Warriors has almost reached the halfway mark to our goal!!
In just 3 days we have raised over $40,000!!! This is all because of YOUR love, support, prayers, and donations! Your words and prayers are read and re-read and mean the world to the Coughlon’s. They are so very thankful for the love, blessings, prayers, and support that has poured out over the last three days.
Every Single One of you is making a difference! Thank you and God Bless!