Wish granted for Moss Bluff teen who beat cancer - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Wish granted for Moss Bluff teen who beat cancer

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Louisiana State Police's Grant A Wish program takes requests from children with serious or terminal illnesses. One Moss Bluff teen's wish is coming true, thanks to the organization.

Nate Williams was diagnosed with a malignant tumor in his back last year.

"I was in a lot of pain every day, and I didn't know why," Williams said.

Williams then began undergoing treatment. Nine weeks of radiation and seven cycles of chemotherapy later, William's cancer is in remission.

"Chemotherapy and radiation was tough, but being away from home, being away from family and friends, everyone I was close to, that was tough, not only on me, but my family," Williams said.

Carla Williams, his mother, agreed.

"Nate and I for the past year lived in Memphis, Tennessee, while we were receiving treatment at St. Jude's, and Paul my husband and Hayden, Nate's younger brother, stayed in Calcasieu Parish, and Paul could, you know, remain in his job," she said.

With the past year and Nate's cancer behind them, the Williams family is looking forward. They're especially excited about Nate's wish to go hunting in North Dakota. Nate leaves for his hunting trip Thursday, courtesy of the Grant A Wish program.

A limousine from Coushatta Casino & Resort will take the family to Houston. Once in North Dakota, the family will enjoy a weekend of hunting, and an extra day of fishing. Nate has been approached about appearing on a hunting DVD while on the trip.

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