Ryse Williams' Story
Ryse Williams was a southern California high school basketball standout. Named the Bay League Most Value Player in 2016 and 2017, he planned to attend Loyola Marymount University in the Fall of 2017.
Ryse was as special a human being as he was a basketball player. His personality lit up the room like his skills lit up the court. He had signed a letter of intent to attend Loyola Marymount University to continue his love for the sport. His future was bright and shined for all who met him to see.
But, his future was cut short by a rare and aggressive form of kidney cancer known as Renal Medullary Carcinoma, taking his life just a day before graduation.
By the time doctors discovered the tumor, it had already reached stage 4 and spread to other organs, which is typical in cases of this rare form of cancer which affects 1 in 20,000 to 30,000 people with the sickle cell trait.
The mission of the RYSE Williams Charitable Foundation, Inc. is to motivate everyone to “Ryse Up” and spread awareness to find a cure.
To raise awareness, promote early detection, help fund renal medullary carcinoma and other youth cancer research for a cure
The RYSE Williams Charitable Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting amateur athletics by providing scholarships and sponsorships to deserving student athletes, while also bringing significant awareness to Renal Medullary Carcinoma (RMC), a rare form of kidney cancer.
To End The Curse of Youth And Childhood Cancer Forever!