Help For The Howes

As many of you know, Joni is a fellow nurse whose son is currently battling recurrent lymphoma. He has been hospitalized now for almost 3 weeks. She gave birth to a sweet baby girl while he was in the ICU. He suffered a catastrophic event and had to be transferred to a trauma center last week to save his life. He underwent emergency surgery and his parents are hoping and praying it works. Either way, they have some very difficult decisions ahead and a newborn baby to boot.

Please think about giving just a few bucks to this cause as she will need to be able to stay home with both of her kids as long as she possibly can. Martin is very very ill and she does not need the extra stress of figuring out how to pay her bills on top of being a new mama and a cancer mama as well.

Her husband has written a synopsis and I’ve attached it. Think about forgoing that latte-even a small donation of $5 means will add up to something substantial. They have a long long road in front of them.

From Justin:
“Justin & Joni Howe have been by their son’s side - Martin - entirely through his battle with Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma. Diagnosed in September of 2018, Martin received a few rounds of chemotherapy, in hopes that his results would show cleared in January ‘19. Unfortunately, he didn’t receive the news he wanted, and set the stage to battle with more doses of chemotherapy, this time, in an adult oncology setting. His first dose was set for February 23rd, 2019. He spent 4 days on the oncology floor at Kaiser Sunnyside, and would release fromthe hospital exhausted on that Tuesday. Martin would not react well to one of the medications in his R-I-C-E chemo regimen. The iphosphomide, would cause him to get very very sick. He stayed up for 3 days straight, began hallucinating, and was brought into the hospital on March 1st, to try and get his body cleared of the terrible meds. Along the way of getting flushed, his immune system would go down, and he would get hit with an infection in his stomach that needed to get treated. This went on for about 4 days. After that, a bleed was discovered within his body, an uncontrollable bleed that would require some form of surgery to get it to stop. Those procedures would be performed with some “wait & watch” recovery time between. Scans would later show that one of his lymphnodes was pressing its way through or into his bowel, among other vital organs. Martin is now left facing not only the uncontrollable bleeding, but also the need for a major and risky surgery. As is his life mantra “NittyStrong” he is facing his battle head first and fearless. He vows to never ever give up, and is going to fight like hell for his life back. He and his family are officially 20 days into the hospital at this moment, and hospital life has taken a toll on their normal busy routine.”

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Fundraising team: NittyStrong (3)

Khristina Krewson 
Raised $665 from 13 donations
Beaverton, OR
Justin Howe 
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