“A blessing and a responsibility” Will Teez fights on | Manhattan Times

Story, photos and video by Sherry Mazzocchi

Will Teez - Manhattan Times

At a recent dinner party, William Alicea told his guests that doctors said he had cancer again.

Now, he’s undergoing outpatient chemotherapy treatments.

This summer, Alicea was treated for leukemia at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Hundreds of northern Manhattan residents—and even strangers from farther away—contributed to his Indiegogo campaign to pay for medical bills.

More than 150 people came to see him in the hospital.

Alicea, better known as Will Teez, is repaying that kindness by inviting people over to his apartment for dinner.

“I have to invite a few people at a time,” he said. “My place isn’t that big.”

The artist, whose vivid t-shirts, buttons and artwork proudly declare his love for uptown neighborhoods in the Bronx and northern Manhattan, has been working to get better.

Read more:  “A blessing and a responsibility” Will Teez fights on.

Check out: Will Teez Speaks: An Open Letter to My People

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  • WiLL TeeZ
    December 27, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    I just want to say Thank You to all of my people out there and give a special Thank You to LED Black for allowing my story space on the UC. I appreciate the love and support and have gratitude. Happy Holidays to all and may the New Year bring positive change to each and every member of our human family.

    • admin
      January 1, 2013 at 5:16 pm

      Happy Holidays to you as well my brother. You are an inspiration to us all. Thank you for sharing your story and your example.