Bill Reed

First post: Nov 18, 2022 Latest post: Jul 21, 2023
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement!

Things happened quite rapidly and Bill. About a week and a half ago, Bill started to not feeling well which lead to a syncopal episode which ultimately put him in the ER in Whitefish. After his initial exam, lab results and some further testing, he was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) and on November 11th was admitted to the Hospital at Huntsman Cancer Institute in Utah where he is undergoing treatment. There he has an excellent team of doctors working very hard to treat his cancer, manage his symptoms and keep him strong to battle these stormy seas.  

AML is a type of aggressive blood cell cancer that interferes with the production of normal blood cells (which are created in red bone marrow) causing weakness, anemia, infection, bleeding and other symptoms and other complications. 

AML specifically causes a mutation in which the myeloid precursor cells, ''baby cells'' produced in the red bone marrow, are blocked from being able to grow and differentiate into mature red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. This inability to mature and differentiate causes these cells to undergo programmed cell death (apoptosis). Because of this, Bill has been receiving daily blood and platelet infusions while also receiving doses of chemotherapy.

This site is a place you can come to for updates on his progress and treatment, send messages of love and encouragement, donate to his GoFundMe link (click on ''ways to give''), send uplifting stories and jokes, ask questions and communicate together as a supportive team for Bill. We need all hands on deck! 

If you would like to send him anything (no latex, flowers or oils), please send it to the address below:

William T Reed 
Room 5532
1950 Circle of Hope Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

If there are any room changes in the future I will update this page. 

I (Meredith - Bill's daughter) will do my very best to provide updates in a timely manner!
You are also welcome to Call or Text me at 406-871-2086 if you'd like to speak with me directly. 

Thank You EVERYONE for all your support and love!

The Reed Family