WillieStrong Presidents' Day Tourney

Will Hughes (Willie) was beloved by all who knew him and inspired each of us to live our best lives, every single day. Whether he was on the basketball court, baseball field, in the classroom, in church, or with his family, Willie’s positive spirit was legendary. He was wise beyond his years; he knew what mattered and what things were less important. Willie fought his cancer with everything he had, harder than anyone could have imagined. For more than two years, he endured countless surgeries, rounds of chemotherapy and radiation and experimental therapies in pursuit of a cure. Although scientific advances had not progressed enough to provide a cure for Willie, he continues to touch many lives, including the doctors, nurses and researchers at Children’s National who cared for him.