Maressa Williams

Maressa Williams

Maressa Williams is a 24-year-old nursing student at Altman Medical School of Nursing in Ohio, and a competitive body builder. She is the daughter of Emmy award winning talk show host Montel Williams. Having seen firsthand her father’s journey with Multiple Sclerosis, Maressa is particularly interested in the healthcare field, and that led her to nursing school. Formally diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma in October 2013, she has decided to blog her journey on doctoroz.com and livingwellwithmontel.com in hopes of raising awareness and giving hope to others facing similar struggles. Her goal for the next year is to beat cancer and get her pro-bodybuilding card. You can follow her on Twitter (@CMaressa) and Facebook.

An Update from Montel & Maressa Williams

Many of you have been following Maressa Williams journey on this blog since October. Watch below for the latest update as she shares some very good news!  

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Life Finds a Way

“Do not be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know something is worth it.” As the end of my journey with…

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The Third Time Isn’t Always the Charm

You always hear that old saying “The third time’s a charm” when someone’s going through a tricky process. It might be true for finding the right relationship or career move,…

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It’s Hard to Stay in the Light When Darkness Comes at You from Every Direction

Today’s post will not be sunshine and roses – I wish it were, but I won’t lie to you. When I woke up yesterday, it felt like that pink cloud…

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This Short, Painful, but Magical Life

As I woke the morning of the 7th, I prepared to embark on my new routine; a routine I never thought I’d have to adopt, let alone get used to….

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When You Face Fear Head-on, You Find Hope and Faith on the Other Side

As I lay on the couch watching the Dr. Oz Show, tears began to stream down my face. It was a surreal moment for me. I had already completed my…

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My Journey with the “C” Word

If you had told me in August that by the end of October I would have been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, appeared on Dr. Oz to discuss it and started…

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