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Help Bill Boot Cancer to the Penalty Box

December 21st, 2019 @ 11:41 am

Drayton Valley Thunder A. Coach Bill Rotheisler was diagnosed at the beginning of December with Lymphatic Cancer in his esophagus, right above the stomach. This type of Lymphatic cancer is very aggressive. Bill was admitted to Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton last week for an array of testing. He has started a steroid regimen to shrink the tumor and will start chemo as soon as possible. Even though testing has shown that the cancer has spread slightly, it is more important to attack the tumor with high doses of chemo. Signs point towards positive results from the chemo treatments that Bill will undergo. For those wanting updates of Bill's journey, you can check out Boots Rotheisler on Facebook or send your prayers and well wishes by email to

Bill is still a part of our coaching staff with the Drayton Valley Thunder. The Thunder family misses him dearly and can’t wait for his return behind the bench. The Waronek’s are honoring his contract with the team while he is in treatment and looking forward to his speedy recovery so that he can join the team once again. If you do not have a Facebook account to make a donation to this link  Help Bill Boot Cancer To The Penalty Box  you can send an etransfer to 

NOTE: December 29/2019- Bill is very weak right now trying to recoup from a series of chemo treatments. While he is recuperating, for those who have sent E-transfers that have not been finalized, can you please not text Bill the password for your donation as they are getting lost in all his text messages. Please email the password to


Bill will be hospitalized for at least a month so your kind donations will reduce the stress for Bill with his medical and living expenses during treatment and recovery.

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