About William Brock

Autoportrait William Brock

In September 2004, William Brock was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, seven years after his father’s death from the same diagnosis. William survived thanks to the skill and care of the doctors and nurses at Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital in Montreal, Quebec, the wonders of medical science and a bone marrow transplant from his brother.

After his recovery, William helped to establish The Fund for Education and Research Into Blood Cancers which supports blood cancer research. In the spring of 2010 he cycled across Europe to celebrate the five year anniversary of his transplant and raise money for the Fund. He has produced this book to support the Fund, to inspire and give hope to those suffering from blood cancers, and as a tribute to survival.

Since his full recovery, he has resumed his career as a litigation partner of the law firm Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, and savours the joys of family life with his wife Maryse and his children Julianne and Philippe.

He plans to dance at his childrens’ weddings.

Contact William Brock at:
514-841-6438 or 514-979-6438
will@portraitsofhope.ca