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Monday, May 3, 2010

Acting Parks Superintendent Has Cancer

Posted by on Mon, May 3, 2010 at 6:26 PM

Christopher Williams, who was appointed just last Thursday as the acting superintendent of Seattle Parks and Recreation, has cancer, he wrote in a letter to city employees this afternoon:

Dear Employee,

As many of you were already aware, back in 2001 I was diagnosed with cancer. I was recently informed by my physician that a more aggressive form of this cancer has returned. I must admit that I was not caught completely by surprise by this information. Being a cancer survivor, I have gotten used to looking over my shoulder.

I am currently working with my medical provider to determine the best course of treatment and consulting with my family regarding both short-term and long-term decisions. As soon as I have more information I promise to share it with you.

In the meantime, please carry on business as usual.


Williams took the job of beleaguered former superintendent Tim Gallagher, who resigned last week. A reliable source says it's unclear if Williams will be able to stay in his position. Get well, Mr. Williams.


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So who the fuck cares?

What does that letter do?
Posted by humanoutpost on May 3, 2010 at 7:01 PM · Report this
Catalina Vel-DuRay 2
Don't be a bore, #1. My hope for you is that you'll never have to wonder "who the fuck cares" if you get a disease.

And the letter was a letter to employees, who have a right to know if their new boss is seriously ill.

Someday, when you get a real job, you will understand that.

Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay on May 3, 2010 at 7:49 PM · Report this
humanoutpost, I don't care if you die. Sooner
Posted by Whazzup on May 3, 2010 at 10:36 PM · Report this
Christopher, my heart aches to hear this news. You have been such an inspiration for so many of us, and I am devastated to hear this. As you know, I will be there for you in whatever way I can. You are a true leader, and one of the hardest working, kindest people I know. Be well!
Posted by Wendy Ceccherelli on May 4, 2010 at 9:38 AM · Report this
sepiolida 5
Best wishes.
Posted by sepiolida on May 4, 2010 at 10:11 AM · Report this

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