Metal Church have been powering through back to back challenges since they parted ways with drummer Jeff Plate earlier this year. These heavy metal giants moved forward and recruited the mighty Stet Howland who’s known for his work with WASP, Lita Ford, and more. Unfortunately, the drummer has been diagnosed with a lymphoma type of cancer and everyone is rooting for him to fight through this combat.
However, it’s one tough and expensive battlefield as these medical expenses are astronomical. Therefore, a Gofundme page has been created asking for those to contribute what they can in order to make these medical payments for Howland to receive proper treatments.
The band shared the following statement:
“We know how much everyone loves STET Howland, so we wanted to make sure that our Metal Church fans and supporters knew about the Go Fund Me page that has been created to help Stet and his family pay for the very expensive treatments he has been receiving, and will continue to receive, until he kicks Cancer’s ass!!”
The Gofundme page states:
“My fellow Drummer and great friend of many years Stet Howland is now in the fight of his life with a Lymphoma type Cancer.
Many of you know Stet Howland from Concerts and Recordings throughout his career as a pro level Drummer/Musician with the Rock/Metal group “WASP”,”Lita Ford” and many others. Always a Hard working, In demand Professional, He was Instrumental in helping Create the well recieved Rock Show “One Epic Night”in 2016 at the Famous Plaza Hotel/Casino in Las Vegas. Shortly after He was asked to Join Heavy Rock Icons “Metal Church” this year on their 2017 Tour supporting their 11th Studio Album.
As Hard as they rocked all over Scandinavia and Europe, playing Major Festivals and shows with “Megadeth” and many Other Top Bands,Stet suffered unexplained fatigue and pain. Upon returning from the Tour He sought help at a New England Hospital and found his way to specialists who, after exhaustive testing, diagnosed him with Lymphoma. An Agressive but treatable blood type cancer.He is also one of the many people (especially Musicians) who has no Health Care Insurance.
The Cost of these treatments is a staggering amount and I ask you to join me and all the people around the world who Love Stet Howland to contribute what you can. Be it $20,$50,$100, really any amount you can comfortably pledge to Help my Friend continue His treatment with His Doctors and Beat This Cancer! He will be treated by a Team of Doctors and Nurses in Providence ,R.I. who have established and already begun a Chemotherapy/Radiation Combination to Beat This Evil.
I remind everyone of the Love and Joy Stet has given and the many Charities He has performed at to benefit others in need. This is the Man That I have known for many years and I know he needs to finish this costly treatment and return to the Love of his life, his awesome Fiance’ Hiedi, His Mom who loves him dearly, His Dog Angel and of course, His “Metal Church” Bandmates and friends and Family, The Healthy,Strong Individual we have always known him to be. I could go on forever about the People and Musicians he has helped with their Lives or careers and many who just know him as friend they Love…this is the Stet Howland who needs your Help. I have spoken daily with my friend and as a proud Man, who is the one others have always relied upon, we now need to step up and show Stet Howland the Love and help He needs.At the very least ,please forward this to as many friends as you can. We will make sure updates About Stet continue….
Sincerely, David J. Moore”