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Keeping the Faith




Submitted by:
Tiffany Taylor

Bill is a fighter and an inspiration.  He has served his country as a special forces warrior in the United States Army for almost 20 years.  He has handled numerous deployments and obstacles, but has faced every mission with a winning and dedicated attitude.  He loves serving his country and defending the freedom for so many.  His sacrifices were never sacrifices to him. 

Bill is an amazing father, the best husband a wife could have and a true friend.  His greatest joy is his family. He is the person who will be there no matter what.  His dedication to others is nothing less than amazing. He gives his time for others selflessly.

Bill is strong in spirt and body.  Bill has run a full marathon, done two triathlons, and loves to stay active.  

When he decided to have knee surgery a year ago so that he could keep running and fighting, he had no idea that it would lead him to the fight for his life.  After he arrived home from the hospital, Bill had a grand mal seizure.  Being that he never had any health issues in the past, we thought it was from the surgery.  A few short hours later, we learned that he had a brain tumor.  Our amazing medical team and UNC removed the tumor and Bill was diagnosed with a diffused astrocytoma.  After surgery and chemo, and a year later, Bill is back to work and fighting cancer every day and he remains strong in his faith.  He has never let cancer stop him from doing the things that he loves and enjoying his life.  He stays busy working, building things, remodeling, watching his oldest daughter in lacrosse, coaching his youngest daughters soccer team, fishing, running, swimming, working on his cars, helping others and spending time with his family and friends. His courage does not waiver, his determination stays strong, no matter what life throws at him.  He is a hero and role model.