Stories tagged with: Doug Smith

October 26, 2013 - 4:46pm
1 year 36 weeks ago

A benefit was held on Saturday in honor of a 20 year deputy with the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office who is battling a life threatening illness.

Almost two years ago, Doug Smith was diagnosed with the incurable disease, Pulmonary Fibrosis. The disease scars and hardens the lungs to the point that victims can no longer breathe. Doug's family and friends gathered to raise money for his medical bills and anti-rejection medication he must take after enduring a double lung transplant....

October 22, 2013 - 6:26pm
1 year 36 weeks ago

A 20 year deputy of the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office needs your help after battling a debilitating disease and expensive medical bills and medication.

Doug Smith was diagnosed with a disease in February that causes scarring of deep lung tissue and eventually the tissue becomes so thick, the lungs cannot provide oxygen to other organs.

"He had some asthma-like symptoms,” explained Doug's Sister-in-law, Anita Riley. “He did some checking with the doctor and...

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