Doug's Fight Against Cancer

I’m Stephanie, Doug Howell's sister in law. With a heavy heart I am sorry to announce that on May 15th Doug was diagnosed with Stage 2 Hodgkins Lymphoma. His diagnosis came just 26 days before his 37th birthday.

For those of you who do not know Doug’s brother, Mike (my husband) passed away November 29th 2016 after a 26 month battle with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer. Doug’s diagnosis has been extremely devastating to find out, especially right after losing Mike 6 months ago. Doug was there for me in more ways than you could have imagined while I was in my darkest days. Now it is my turn to give back and help support him in any way I can.


Once again the Howell family asks for your support with their second cancer battle in 2 years. I know firsthand how expensive it can get while undergoing cancer treatments. Between medical bills, co pays, medications, frequent trips into the city for treatments, diet changes, as well as many other unexpected costs along the way. Doug plans to try and work throughout his treatments but he can’t be sure what to really expect at the moment. As of right now Doug’s treatments will consist of 6 months of chemotherapy at Sloan Kettering in New York (where he is currently living). Once he completes treatment they will re-scan in 6 months and go from there.

Even though we are all still grieving the loss of Mike we must rally behind Doug and support him so he can focus on  fighting and overcoming his cancer. So I ask you for anything you can offer to help Doug’s fight against cancer. Whether it be a monetary donation or prayers for a swift and full recovery. Thank you

Donations ()

  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 26 mos
  • Jim Dawidowicz 
    • $50 
    • 26 mos
  • Grace Ahn  
    • $50 
    • 27 mos
  • Shayna Shapiro  
    • $25 
    • 28 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 28 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Stephanie Howell 
Organizer
Astoria, NY
Douglas Howell 
Beneficiary
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