We can do better
Cancer was Willie’s death, but it wasn’t his life. When he knew his time was up, he asked his parents to help others find new and less toxic treatments for patients like him, and to take care of his friends. One of Willie’s unique characteristics was his ability to bring people together. Through Willie’s charge to his parents, QuadW was formed, and once again Willie brought people together.
Willie’s story is particularly compelling because he left such a legacy after only 19 years. He had a fun, caring and passionate nature as well as a love for helping others in any way possible. The foundation’s name means “What Willie Would Want,” or QuadW. The board is dedicated to achieving what Willie would want, because they know “we can do better.”