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Clarence is the loving husband to Alicia, and father to Nevaeh(10), Izaak(5), and Izaiah(1), son to Clarence Williams Sr. and Rita Williams and brother to Mike (Beth), Mechelle, Zaviera, and Kelvin.
On Thursday June 28th, 2018 Clarence was involved in a motorcycle accident. He was out riding with a friend, when his motorcycle seemingly malfunctioned. Clarence lost control of the bike, propelling himself and bike in the air into a barbed wire fence. With the help of his friend and quick responders, Clarence was brought to Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids. In the Emergency Room it was discovered that he sustained serious injuries to most of his body. Luckily Clarence was wearing his helmet, and was able to talk with his wife Alicia before being brought into surgery. During surgery, Clarence had to have his spleen and one of his kidney's removed. He had severe abdominal bleeding, blood in his left lung that was not controllable. During this surgery, Clarence arrested on the table twice. The doctors were able to revive him and continue with the procedure. This included putting him on ECMO. After addressing as many of his life threatening issues that they could, they closed. In the ICU at Mercy, while trying to stabilize him, he showed signs of abdominal compartment syndrome. They had to open his abdomen to relieve the increased pressure, after getting so many blood transfusions and fluids. After this life saving measure, Clarence became stable enough to be transported to Hennepin County Medical Center, a Level 1 Trauma Center that is more equipped to handle Clarence's injuries. Quickly after arriving at HCMC, Clarence was brought back into surgery. The trauma surgeons at HCMC quickly addressed the bleeding in Clarence's abdomen and lung. Clarence then was moved into his Surgery Intensive Care Unit room. Clarence is very very sick right now, and is intentionally unconscious, on many many life saving machines. He is critical, but in the best care. Many specialist will assess him today and work together to make a game plan. We know right now that he will need additional surgery tomorrow to finish working on his abdominal bleed. His outcome is not yet clear, and we are all fighting this fight with him.
Throughout the last 24hours, Clarence has had the most wonderful army supporting him. He has had his best of friends, aunties, uncles, cousins, in-laws surrounding him and his immediate family. We ask for your hopes, thoughts, and prayers in this most difficult time.
I will continue to update this page as we learn more. This is going to be a long road, no matter what, we ask that you revert to this page for updates.