Dying teen faces fate with a smile

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Posted: December 2, 2013

The Winchester Star

William Sanders, 17, and his mother, Mary Anne Sanders of Stephens City. William suffers from an illness that doctors have been unable to identify. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
William Sanders plays video games in his bedroom. “I’m not going to die today and most likely I won’t die tomorrow, so I got the next two days covered,” he says with a smile. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)

STEPHENS CITY — William Sanders walks with a slight hitch in his step.

On a cold day in November, it’s the only sign that there might be something wrong with the 17-year-old Sherando High School…



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