An MLS family's fight against leukemia

An MLS family's fight against leukemia

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An MLS family's fight against leukemia

Andy Williams (ISIphotos.com) 

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After 11 seasons with six different teams, it is safe to call Jamaican playmaker Andy Williams an MLS lifer. His skill has dazzled countless fans and earned him a solid career of more than 300 games in MLS as well as for the Jamaican national team.

None of those games could have prepared him for the fight he and his family are enduring right now. Willams' wife Marcia is battling leukemia, a fight that has rallied a community to try and help the Williams family.

Like so many sufferers of leukemia, Marcia needs a bone marrow transplant to survive. Finding a matching donor is the key, which has led to donor testing drives across the country. For more information on the testing process, you can read this CNN story. If you are interested in becoming a marrow donor, you can go here.

A testing drive will take place at Rio Tinto Stadium in Salt Lake City on Thursday (TODAY), with drives scheduled for Feb. 20 in Tampa and Feb. 21-22 in Ft. Lauderdale in conjunction with Real Salt Lake's spring training visit to Florida.

For continued updates on the Williams family situation, and more information on testing drives, visit the Real Salt Lake team blog.

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