Howie and Laurel, husband and wife of 34 years, sit side by side as they receive their weekly chemotherapy treatments.Howie and Laurel, husband and wife of 34 years, sit side by side as they receive their weekly chemotherapy treatments. Howie calls these "his and hers" chairs. He had just been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and Laurel was being treated for breast cancer for the third time in her life.