Recently, MMA legends Anderson Silva and Frabricio Werdum, both natives of Brazil, joined forces with their friend Scotty Nelson, creator of a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gi company called Lucky Gi and founder of On The Mat, as well as Co-Founder of CHIPSA Hospital, to help a 35-year old Brazilian man named Willy win his fight with Stage 4 undifferentiated nasopharyngeal carcinoma.
The transformation for this courageous cancer survivor was incredible.
But victory did NOT come easy and the Fight isn’t over
Nelson reflects, “In a fight with cancer, very much like in a fight in the cage, just because you’re winning the first couple rounds, doesn’t mean you can take it easy and give the cancer a chance to recover.
If you do, it can come back even stronger, and the same treatment strategy you we’re using in the beginning might not be as effective. Just like in the cage the opponent (cancer) can learn your game and counter.”
Which is exactly what happened with Willy.
Originally scheduled for a standard 3-week stay, Willy saw amazing initial results and extended his stay. But eventually he had to go back to Brazil.
After going home and finding himself unable to apply the same treatments, the cancer came back with a vengeance.
That’s when they called in the big guns.
“Hi Scott Nelson how are you?, My name is Fabricio Werdum. UFC Fighter!
I’m here to send you a cordial hello and to say THANK YOU for everything you’re doing for our friend Willy who is in the hospital.
We know he’s at one of the best hospitals in the world, and I would love to say thank you in person, I’d love to meet you [Willy], so we can chat for a little while.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH & HUGS!!”Fabricio Werdum UFC Champion
Willy got the support of his Brazilian fans again and crowdfunded another trip to CHIPSA Hospital, and when Anderson Silva and Fabricio Werdum saw what was happening, they immediately reached out to their friend Scotty Nelson, to see what they could do to help a fellow Brazilian.
Scotty Nelson and the CHIPSA Hospital Medical Team (Think The MMA Team for Cancer) adapted Willy’s treatments to his new circumstances and the results were unbelievable.
We’re thrilled to say Willy is now back on his healing track after one of the most incredible, if not miraculous, come back fight stories recorded from this sort of cancer, at his stage of development.
Willy’s fight isn’t over but he is on to his championship rounds. And, he has some real champions in his corner to win his fight with cancer!
“We are thrilled with Willy’s results so far but his fight is far from over. Our goal is for the cancer to stay gone. And, that’s even more complicated than getting a large tumor to shrink. But we are all in Willy’s corner!”Scotty Nelson
Willy is so grateful to everyone! His family, friends, fans, and medical team.
If you’d like to learn more about Willy’s story, and see step-by-step how he was treated and what was so amazing about this case, then click the link below to get the full story on CHIPSA Hospital’s revolutionary cancer treatment methods.