Howard's FIGHT Against Cancer!

Hello, my name is Tanya Street and I am creating this fund for a dear, lifelong friend of mine, Howard, who was diagnosed in December 2014 with Stage 3 Colon Cancer and is struggling financially to meet the medical needs necessary for his ongoing treatment.

I've known Howard (and his wonderful family) for over 10 years, and he is a committed, loving, suportive and dedicated husband and father of 4 adult children and 5 grandchildren.   Before the cancer diagnosis, Howard was a fun-loving, adverturous, entertaining and active man who "enjoyed life" and meeting and helping people.  Now since the diagnosis, 2 surgeries and current chronic side effects, Howard's "light of life" has been "slightly" dimmed as he doesn't have the energy to do the things he loves such as cooking (he's a chef by dedication, not profession), travelling and outreach ministry with his church.  Though some days are harder that others, Howard fights with a strength and dignity to not let this awful disease get the best of him!  His faith in God is the anchor, that keeps him holding on!

On January 1, 2015, Howard had his first surgery to remove a intestinal blockage, but when the doctors opened him up during surgery, they were shocked to see how far spread the cancer was, to the point that they couldn't remove it all or he would've died on the operating table.   Thankfully, Howard survived and slowly recovered from this initial surgery and continued with a few rounds of chemotherapy treatment.

Then, in December 2015, Howard had to undergo a 2nd surgery to remove the remaining cancer that could not originally be removed from the 1st surgery.  During the 2nd surgery, part of his small intestine and liver were removed also.  Since, this 2nd surgery, Howard has had a difficult road ahead of him with daily pain (rheumatoid arthritis resulting from nerves damaged by the chemo-treatments) as well as some lingering abdominal pain.

Howards' family has been doing all they can to assist with his treatment financially.  However, the frequency of treatment needs such as (tests, medications, doctor/hospital visits), etc. has put a great strain on the family's finances. 

All money donated will be used to help offset continued medical expenses for Howard's ongoing treatment as well as help his wife (who is his primary caretaker) gain a little more financial stability due to the exhorbitant medical expenses she has been trying to cover for Howard's care.

Your donations will be a GREAT help in getting my friend Howard and his family the financial support they need so that any current and upcoming medical expenses can be met, as well as help relieve the extra stress that Howard feels in concern for his wife who is struggling to take care of him would be greatly appreciated.

Howard is a very "self-less" person. Always looking to help others, even when he himself is in need. Even during this health crisis, there have been numerous times that Howard has taken from his own finances to help someone else in need.  Even while in the hospital recuperating, Howard could be found encouraging and praying for other patients and their family for healing and recovery.  Over the years that I have known Howard, he has ALWAYS placed the happiness and well-being of others above himself.  Desiring to make sure that everyone else was taken care of.  Now I think it's only a fitting act of kindness to return an "act of love and compassion" back to Howard. 

Please Note:  I am only the campaign organizer (creating/providing information for this campaign).  Howard's wife is the beneficiary who will make the actual donation withdrawals for this campaign from a seperate account that is linked to this campaign.

Thank you and God bless you all who find it in your heart to make a donation to this campaign.  It's not the amount you give, but the heart from which you give!

Donations

  • Hunter Black 
    • $100 
    • 41 mos
  • Corrine Darby 
    • $100 
    • 41 mos
  • Sara+Austin Hollar 
    • $50 
    • 41 mos
  • Kathleen Pryce 
    • $200 
    • 41 mos
  • V D 
    • $30 
    • 41 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Tanya Deneen Street 
Organizer
New York, NY
Eulalee Dowlat 
Beneficiary
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