“A win over cancer is an amazing feat by any stretch of the imagination.
However, one family man in Las Cruces is reflecting upon his victory in that battle, not once but twice.
In 2002, William Roberts first went to war with a rare cancer diagnosis that required immediate invasive surgery.
‘They pulled out my forehead and they took out half of my eye socket and all the bone to my nose and they wired me up and screwed me back together,’ said lifelong Borderland resident William Roberts.
That same cancer flared up again in 2016.
In the 18 years since that first diagnosis, William’s fight has been ultimately successful but has also cost him his job, his sense of smell and his ability to play most musical instruments along the way.”