Our Story

Doug is 58 years old and a 3-time cancer survivor. Back when Doug was 16, he felt a lump in his groin and his family doctor thought he had a hernia. Doug didn’t think it was a hernia and pushed his parents to have him looked at further. That lump turned out to be a very rare lymphoma - histiocytosis X. Luckily, Doug was living in Northern NJ and was...

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Doug Dorner

Logan Township, NJ

Transplant Type: Small Bowel

Transplant Status: Transplanted

Goal: $50,000.00

Raised: $31,690 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 44 contributors


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Team Doug


First outpatient visit


Early morning start for Doug today. First visit back to the hospital as an out patient for a follow up scope and transplant clinic visit. ????  Continue Reading »

Finally discharged!


After 47 days in the hospital, the long awaited discharge day and next chapter starts today. Now Doug’s care is in my hands. 2-3 visits back at the... Continue Reading »



Day #2, not even 24 hours post op and extubated! Good step in the right direction. Thanks for all the texts, thoughts & prayers. Keep them coming. Continue Reading »

New bowel is in!


Doug is out of surgery, new bowel is in and resting comfortably in the ICU. Now the healing begins.  Continue Reading »

Thank you, thank you, thank you!


First and foremost, we'd like to thank everyone who has generously donated to support COTA for Team Doug along his transplant journey. Thank you for all the texts,... Continue Reading »