About a week later and after much testing, doctors removed a significant portion of the tumor, which testing later confirmed to be malignant. Will’s bounce back after surgery was remarkable — he even came back to work for a few days (sporting a new haircut) between the operation and his extended chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Because, well, he’s Will and the newsroom is his home!
But he’s still got a long road ahead of him. In November, Will began a period of FMLA absence from work while he undergoes chemotherapy and radiation treatment. The typical update has him feeling pretty well but always tired. (Plus, he’s having to get his news from the Tuscaloosa paper, which just isn’t cutting the mustard.)
Family and friends have been helping keep up with the usual bills — mortgage, electricity, car payments — but medical costs are of course mounting, and no one knows how long Will might be out of work.
Any contribution toward Will’s medical costs would be greatly appreciated and help him get through this treatment period.
Thank you all, and we’re thinking of you, Will!
GoFundMe has requested a little background: I am Stephanie Nusbaum. I live in Lynn Haven and am Will's coworker at The News Herald. I've created an account at Will's bank in Panama City into which I'll be depositing these funds before transferring into his account. I've been unable to add him as a direct beneficiary at this point because our schedules have not aligned during his treatments. The money will be used as Will sees best but is intended to help him with medical payments or any other payments he needs taken care of during and after treatment.
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