It was announced this week that the, always smiling, Orlando Magic Senior VP, Pat Williams was diagnosed with blood multiple myeloma, an incurable, but treatable blood cancer. During the press conference on Wednesday, he proudly stated that he plans to beat the blood cancer he has been diagnosed with and has started an aggressive treatment.
During the press conferene, he was wearing a shirt that stated: "The mission is remission." With the personal and professional history of this amazing man, believe it, he will beat this!
Williams has been an executive in the NBA since becoming general manager of the Chicago Bulls in 1969. He served in that same role for the Atlanta Hawks and Philadelphia 76ers before moving to Orlando to help establish the expansion franchise.
He has spent the past 17 years working as a senior vice-president for the Magic and doing motivational public speaking. He has written 65 books and ran in 55 marathons, including Boston, Chicago and New York.
One of the LadyBallers' passions is raising awareness and donating our time to an organization that recognizing many forms of Cancer effecting everyone's lives. For the 2nd year in a row, we are participating in Downtown Orlando's Relay for Life. You can help us in various ways!
We ask, please support our efforts by making a donation or by joining the LadyBallers Relay For Life team. Together, we have the power to help create a world where cancer can no longer claim another year of anyone’s life.
Also, please keep Pat Williams in your thoughts and continue to be inspired by a sports professional that no only has passion and commitment but also continued positivity!
The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. -C.C. Scott