Will Hudson had a love for life that was contagious. He had big dreams from a young age and left his beloved hometown of Auburn, AL in 2013 to attend John Carroll University in Cleveland, OH. He studied Political Science and English in hopes of becoming an attorney one day. Following his sophomore year, Will was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer, in his left leg. Despite an aggressive treatment plan, Will was determined to continue working toward his degree. He graduated from JCU in 2018 and started law school at THE Ohio State University Moritz College of Law the following semester.
Will received on and off treatment throughout his 20s, but that did not stop him from continuing to work toward his goals. He had a successful first year of law school and proposed to his girlfriend, Kate, of three years at their favorite place in Lexington, KY. Weeks after his engagement, Will was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome. He spent the next several months receiving blood and platelet transfusions, and ultimately a stem cell transplant. Despite the cruelest of circumstances, Will maintained a positive attitude through it all.
After the bravest of trials, Will passed away on August 18, 2020. The Power of Will was formed to honor his legacy and advocate for better outcomes for sarcoma. Our mission would not be possible without the generosity of our donors and supporters.