Kyle Williams and Drew Williams are part of a family of five, all of whom believe in the importance of strong values and character along with the power of athletics, nutrition and activity.
They were raised by parents who taught and coached in the high school system. Kyle and Drew experienced a childhood immersed in athletics of all kinds and took many opportunities to engage in leadership development.
These two brothers have had the opportunity to play football together at various points. From Waterdown high school, where then-quarterback Kyle led the team to 5 consecutive years of championships, to their notable football career at Bishop’s University; the duo have together lived to played. Whether it be through football, volleyball, track and field or basketball, activity would always be a part of living a healthy life.
As their parents Lucy and Randall Williams continue to show their devotion to activity by coaching various sports at their respective high schools, so do their sons seek to spread the word to the next generation of youth.
Often coaching side by side, Drew and Kyle have proven themselves as leaders in the community. For these two, there have been challenges but the lessons learned have led them to where they are today.
At 23, Kyle was diagnosed with testicular cancer. It took two surgeries and an arduous bout of chemotherapy, but Kyle would eventually overcome this scary moment in his life. The day that Kyle was released from the hospital, his doctor commended him on how quickly he recovered, not only form the chemotherapy, but from the long and dangerous surgeries he had to endure. The doctor attributed this to Kyle’s dedication to eating healthy, being active and always keeping a positive outlook on life.
One night shortly after, Kyle came to the realization that a healthy lifestyle is not only important for the long-term enjoyment of life. It is also important for all those unpredictable moments in life, when rather than you relying on your body to perform; your body relies on your decisions to keep it going. Thus, HEAL 4 Life was born.
And after 3 years of investing personal time and resources– networking at national conferences, running after school programs, creating T-shirts, coaching, offering one-on-one fitness and nutrition consulting and building partnerships with health and wellness organizations – they created the HEAL4Life; the new voice for health promotion.