Doug's sister Valerie is battling a rare form of cancer, signet ring cell carcinoma of the appendix. She ended up going by ambulance to a hospital and excellent surgeon in Baltimore. Doug and I had just returned from visiting her and were at a fund raiser for her at our local fire station. Here is Doug receiving the news that Val had just had the tube removed from her nose that had been there for about two weeks! You can check in on Val at www.caringbridge.org/visit/valeriehouck and see how she is doing. Doug loves his family, and we sure love Doug--the grin on his face says it all!!