Willie’s life was thrown a curve ball when he was diagnosed with Sarcoidosis five years ago. Even though he has been diagnosed, Sarcoidosis has been a threat to his life but a mystery to him and relatives battling with this condition. “In the area of etiopathogenesis, studies now show a better understanding of the immune response that leads to the disease as well as genetic factors that modify both the risk for the disease and its clinical outcome.” Even with his constant high spirits, Willie’s condition is quickly deteriorating. He has been told that his only chance at survival is to have a lung transplant.
Willie was born and raised in the Sunshine State of Florida. He attended McArthur High School where he showcased his talent on the wrestling team. Later he moved to North Port to be closer to his parents. There he met his wife of eight years and his step-daughter. Willie worked for the City of Hollywood and the City of North Port Utilities Divisions for nearly 20 years. God has blessed with him and Clearetha with a son who is now seven years old. Willie hopes that after his transplant he will be able to pick up where he left off and continue to support his daughter’s theatre shows and his son’s love of basketball. Additionally, he hopes to find time to fish, spend time with his wife and having family cookouts. Willie also wants to spread awareness for Sarcoidosis — the curing, caring, and challenges.
October 15, 2014
The Smith family has great news! Willie received healthy ‘New Lungs!
Transplantation surgery went excellent and he’s taking very well to them!
Willie’s on the road to recovery with daily therapy such as breathing exercise, walking, and speech.
He’s in great spirits and excited to get back to fishing.
Mark 11:24 “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe
that you have received it, and it will be yours”.
Willie still has medical cost, if you know anyone who would be interest in donating, please tell them to donate.
Thank you very much for all your prayers, support, donations, blessings, and all of the hope that you sent his way.
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August 29, 2014
Will Smith! Praying for you and your beautiful family. Love you guys, know that your in my prayed every night I go to sleep, may god bless you!
August 23, 2014
hope you are doing well Mr.Willie , my prayers are for you. all will be well . Just believe !
August 12, 2014
You are definitely in our prayers. I know that you will beat this. Your a very strong man and God is not through with you. love you and wish you well. Kymmie and keith.
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