In February of 2023, two-year-old William “Billy” Paterno was shockingly diagnosed with ALL T-Cell Leukemia. He has had a bumpy road since, with several hospital stays and intense chemotherapy, and he is now in need of a bone marrow transplant.
Little Billy is a fighter and strong little kid. He is full of life and sports a smirk that can light up any room. He loves rides in his wagon, playing outside, and dinosaurs.
At the start of the year, he was just like your average toddler. But after what seemed like a few odd sick symptoms, and thanks to the persistence of his parents, Bill and Danielle, he was shockingly diagnosed with ALL T-cell Leukemia.
His diagnosis was followed by an immediate hospital admittance and intensive inpatient chemotherapy. But his family recently learned that his leukemia persists and that he will need a bone marrow transplant. Even with his illness, complications, and intense therapy, Billy has kept his bright determined spirit.
Billy is an inspiration to all who know him. He’s recently been transferred to CHOP where he will face his next battle - inpatient hospitalization and preparation for a transplant. He’s a fighter and has an army behind him filled with love.
Billy needs as many people between the ages of 18-55 as possible to register as potential stem cell/bone marrow donors. YOU just might be the ONE person who can give someone like Billy the chance to grow up and spend more time making memories with his family.
Anyone in good health between the ages of 18-55 can sign up with us: it takes 5mins, a cheek swab, and an understanding of what happens IF found to be a matching donor.