This past July, Marcia Williams, wife of Andy Williams, the Major League Soccer midfielder for Real Salt Lake and the Reggae Boyz, Jamaica’s national soccer team, was informed that she has an aggressive form of acute leukemia and only a bone marrow transplant will save her life. Marcia’s blood counts have severely deteriorated and she desperately needs to find a donor match.
Steve Taylor, one of our National Referees here in Virginia and an MLS referee, was touched by this story and contacted an organization that conducts bone marrow testing drives. Steve connected them to D.C. United who were eager to help. The team, along with the Jamaican Ambassador to the United States, Anthony Johnson, will show their support by attending the bone marrow donor drive in Marcia’s honor, which will be held on Sunday, March 15, 2009 at RFK Stadium (2400 East Capitol Street, S.E. Washington, D.C. 20003 in the Media Room) from 12 pm to 5 pm.
We are proud of Steve’s commitment to helping others and for assisting in this effort to find a donor for Marcia.