As we all know…CANCER SUCKS! My friend, Connor, was recently diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic melanoma. I can’t imagine there being many things worse than this news. Connor is one of the silliest, loving guys I know, and I absolutely love him and his boyfriend and his family – they are the greatest, strongest, most inspirational support team you could possibly imagine.
Hospitals are no fun…and Cancer Sucks…these are two things we can all agree on. I think we can also agree that baked goods can make things a tiny bit better. So, I decided to make some treats to take to the hospital. I made my absolutely FAVORITE Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins from Barefoot Contessa. They’re a hit every time!
The second time I visited Connor, I made the infamous Lemon Crinkle Cookies. Lemon was requested, so I had to make these yummy cookies! I use at least 50% more lemon juice and zest than the recipe calls for…I LOVE LEMON! I knew that his family would need some energy, so I made No Bake Energy Bites from Gimme Some Oven, full of oats, peanut butter, toasted coconut, honey, chocolate chips, flax and chia seeds.
Connor’s mother will be running the Boston 2014 Marathon and has set-up a Fundraiser for the Melanoma Foundation of New England, GO TRACY! Please take a moment to read her story and see how much she’s raised for such a great cause!
Here are some fun pictures of me and Connor in Dubai – see how amazing he is?!
Love you Connor xoxxooxo
6 thoughts on “Cancer Sucks!”
This post brought tears to my eyes. Sending much love to Connor and his family.
Thank you Linds. We love you so much! I read this to Connor. You’re a treasure and I’m so glad you’re part of our family!
Awww thanks for reading it to him! Anything I can do, any time, I’m here for you guys. Sending lots of Linda Bear Hugs, love you!! xoxoxo
Oh my god! I just heard of Connor’s passing and I can’t imagine the pain you and your family are feeling. I am so sorry for your loss.
Linda, I am Conner’s great aunt, and although I don’t know you, I do so appreciate your support for him and his parents and sibs at this difficult time! Cancer sucks for sure! Loving supporters help immensely. Thanks.
Hi Ann! As you may know, I was Hannah’s roommate all throughout college in San Diego. I became very close with the family over the years and met up with them in Europe 2010 and had the pleasure of accompanying Connor to Dubai to see his dad in 2011! They are just the greatest, so I am here to support them through anything : )