A story of hope

It’s been said that perspective is everything when facing life’s challenges.

This year has been full of challenges for Mark Keitz, operations supervisor in the Barnett Shale, and his family. But, with the help of Williams’ employees across the country and the Williams Matching Gifts Program, the Keitz Family has maintained a positive perspective.

Mark’s daughter Kaylee was recently diagnosed with both type 1 diabetes and Gitelman’s syndrome, a kidney disorder.  The dual-diagnosis is extremely rare. In fact, a doctor told the family that Kaylee getting both of these diseases is like being bitten by a shark and struck by lightning in the same day.

Together the diseases are difficult to treat because both work against each other. Treatment for diabetes contradicts treatment for Gitleman’s syndrome meaning constant monitoring of specific vital signs is mandatory.

This rare situation has led to a unique solution thanks to Williams’ employees supporting one of our own.

Watch this blog for an update to Kaylee’s story in mid-January.





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  • james lewis

    Thanks to Williams for taking care of there own.

    • Wesley Adams

      Great story. Stay strong Kaylee. Thank you Williams family.

  • Bob Brewer

    What a fantastic story, thanks for sharing this with the whole enterprise!

  • Mia Parker

    Cheering for Kaylee, her family and service dog. Happy Holidays!

    • http://Wiatrowski Cindy

      This video is truly uplifting. So great to see such caring people and a great end result. Thanks for sharing.

  • Dustin Bohard

    Amazing story. Thank you for sharing…

  • Catreana McMullen

    Kaylee’s story is so uplifting and certainly puts what’s important in life into perspective. Loving and taking care of each others families including our work family. I want to thank the Keitz family for sharing their story with us!

  • Randy & Debra DeVoe

    Thank you for sharing your story Kaylee, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

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