William’s Story

William was born and raised in the island city of Singapore. Like his brothers before him, he was an ACS boy (ACS (J) ‘00, ACS (I) ‘04).  After graduation from ACS, he went onto CJC and was proud to be part of the school “soccer” (ahem, rugby) team.

After finishing up National Service, William went to college in the United States at the University of Southern California, eventually graduating college in 3 years with Cum Laude honors in 2012!  William was on track to finish his MSc in Business Taxation and also received an offer from KPMG to start as a Tax Associate for Fall 2013.

On January 14, 2013, William was hospitalized and eventually diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, sub-typed Philadelphia chromosome (9-22 translocation).  This is a rare form of leukemia that is very difficult to treat and a bone marrow transplant is the primary treatment option.  William’s leukemia is in remission after a series of chemotherapy treatment at the University of Southern California Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, and his doctors are now searching the bone marrow registries for a potential donor for a bone marrow transplant to ensure William remain cancer-free.  Both his brothers, Vince and Marvin, are not matches, so we need your help to grow these registries so that there is a better chance of finding matched donors for William and others who need bone marrow transplants!

We need your help!