Curtis Williams Discharged from Medical Center

Feb. 15, 2001

Seattle - Former Washington safety Curtis Williams was discharged from the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose today. Williams has relocated to Fresno, Calif. to move into the residence of his older brother, David, and David's wife, Chris.

'Curtis is pretty excited and happy to get home,' said his brother David.

A senior defensive back at Washington last season, Williams suffered a severe spinal cord injury during the Huskies' October 28 football game at Stanford that left him paralyzed below the neck. Williams was admitted to the Stanford University Medical Center following the injury and has undergone rehabilitation therapy at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center since mid-November.

Fans wishing to correspond to Williams can continue to do so by forwarding cards and letters to the Husky football office at:

Curtis Williams
c/o Washington Football Office
Box 354070
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195

Fans can also continue to make contributions to the Curtis Williams Fund. The fund was established within the University to support Williams with his long-term care and to assist with expenses over and above those covered by family, University and NCAA catastrophic injury insurance programs. Over $212,000 has been received so far for the fund. Donations can be made to:

The Curtis Williams Fund
c/o The University of Washington
1200 Fifth Avenue, Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98101

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