On May 18, 2006, Stephen Doughton Jr. was diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia. At the time, he was an active high school basketball player, but once he began treatment, he no longer had the energy to play his favorite sport.
Determined to make a positive impact, he began coaching his peers instead. Today, Stephen’s leukemia is in remission, but his work is far from over. After working for several years at his alma mater as associate director of basketball operations, Stephen now works for a general contractor and continues to serve on the Cancer Advisory Group at Wake Forest Baptist. He cherishes helping others reach their dreams while never losing sight of his own—finding a cure for leukemia.
Stephen knows that his own dream will not be realized overnight. That’s why he created the Stephen J. Doughton Foundation, a charitable fund supporting leukemia research at Wake Forest Baptist and around the country—a foundation that, he says, will last until there is a cure for leukemia.