A parent never imagine their child being sick. Montell Williams reveals that his 24 year old daughter Maressa has cancer. He broke down and cried upon hearing the news.
Maressa has stage 2 Hodgkin lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph tissue and Williams, who has been battling multiple sclerosis since 1999, is overwhelmed by the medical analysis; saying in the new issue of Closer Weekly, “I just thought, I have already paid the price in this department. So why her?”
The veteran TV talent is putting his own health struggles aside so that he can focus on helping his daughter beat cancer. “We need to hit the ground running and get this done and get rid of it,” Williams emphasized to the publication. “I could wallow in a hole, but I won’t let myself go there,” he said.
Maressa is a nursing student and amateur body builder. She learned about her diagnosis this past Labor Day weekend after struggling with what she thought was a slipped disk in her back.
“I felt like I was in a dream,” she told the magazine. “I was worried I was going to hear I was going to die or have only six months to live.”
Maressa’s medical prognosis is not a death sentence though; Hodgkin lymphoma has a 10-year survival rate of 90 percent—yet her road to recovery is just beginning. She will face four to six months of chemotherapy treatments every two weeks.
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