I hope you're having a good day so far. I'm reaching out to you because I wanted to share my story with you. My name is Gregory Williams–most of my friends know me as Plat, or Platinum. I was born and raised in the Bahamas, and currently living in Chicago, IL with my beautiful wife and daughter.
On July 15th, I was diagnosed with Stage 1 High Grade Chondroblastic Osteosarcoma–a very rare form of cancer found in adults. This Cancer was found in my maxilla causing my five front teeth to be misplaced due to the growth of the tumor in my jawbone.
Over the course of the next year, I will be undergoing a rigorous course of treatment, beginning with six month of pre-surgery chemotherapy every other two to three weeks. During this pre-surgery time, I am also required to do Oxygen and Calcium drip treatments twice per week. The second part of my treatment includes a major graft reconstruction surgery, in which a large portion of my jawbone where the tumor is located will be removed and replaced with a part of my fibula bone and tissues. Finally, after the surgery is complete, I will have about one month of recovery time before starting my final stages of chemotherapy in addition to the Oxygen and Calcium drip treatments.
As you can imagine, my body will be undergoing significant impacts of these treatments, but I believe that through this, the Lord will bring healing to my body and rid it of this cancer, and that he will use this journey as a testament of His faithfulness for others.
Being born in the Bahamas, many of the amenities like full-coverage insurance are not at my convenience and most of my costs will paid out of pocket. As my community, I am asking for your support to help me as I go through this journey. My goal is to raise $50,000 that will go directly to helping with my medical treatment and recovery costs. To help with the rest of the costs, I've created a GoFundMe, which you can view here: gofundme.com/platinum23cancertreatment
There are several ways that you can provide support in this journey:
1. Donate: You can make a financial donation of any amount to this GoFundMe campaign. Know that any amount will help!
2. Purchase: I will be selling much of my worldly possessions, including clothing, electronics and other good. In the next few weeks, you’ll also have an opportunity to be apart of an auction for many of the limited edition shoes that I own. More information will follow soon.
3. Share: If you can share this fundraiser with your community to spread the word as well as to help reach this goal sooner, that would be a great blessing.
4. Pray: I ask that you would keep me and my family in prayer during this time as I fight for my life, for my family, and to be able to continue to do the work that God has called me to do on this earth.
Thank you in advance for your support!
>Purchase: I will be selling much of my during this time as I fight for my life, for my family, and to be able to continue to do the work that God has called me to do on this earth. Thank you in advance for your support!