Help Connie fight Hodgkins Lymphoma

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Connie Anido

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I would like to introduce you, if you don't already know them, to the Anido Family! Connie is a homeschooling mother to Luma (10) and Sackboy (6). (This is not their actual names.)... more


Updated posted by Connie Anido 2 months ago

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I have been meaning to post an update since last week, but I've been under the weather. I am doing well. I put on weight and my hair is growing in thicker. I'm still getting chemo, with my next one being on Tuesday. I wanted to tell you I got a scan recently. It's my first scan since starting chemo, and my favorite part of it is the following line: "Significant reduction in size and number of enlarged lymph nodes." (Pardon me while I do a little happy dance.) So thank you as always for being there and supporting us through all this.


Updated posted by Connie Anido 5 months ago

A month or so ago I was talking to my neighbor. We were discussing the fact that pesticides were being sprayed by our townhome association on the plants along the front walk. I was annoyed because the pesticides were killing my plants one by one. So I decided to make signs for myself and my neighbor asking that they please not spray. It worked. Weeds started growing again.
My neighbor told me she thought that if I just tilled the soil my plants would grow back. It sounded like a good idea to me, but I just haven't had the energy. I have been thinking about my front yard for awhile now. Everything is growing wild and my garden box has the most beautiful assortment of weeds. lol I have been itching to plant more flowers, veggies, and a tree or two.
Well, today I walked out front and something caught my eye. It's funny because I usually don't even look to the left, because I always park to the right. I looked closely and saw three new plants in my front walk. When I looked closer, I noticed the ground was tilled and the weeds were gone.
I have to tell you, I am still in shock about it. I know my neighbor must be behind it, and I am just so grateful. It's amazing to me this act of kindness. I love it. It brings tears to my eyes. There is good everywhere. Sure there is bad in the world, but truly, there is also good.
I wanted to share this with you. There are always so many sad stories, that I want to share this lovely one with you. So, as the Beatles would say, I get by with a little help from my friends. All of you, all the time, make this journey easier. I love you.


Updated posted by Connie Anido 5 months ago

I was talking to my Dad last night about the fact that I am struggling physically recently. When you have cancer, pain is a very scary thing. Not because it hurts, but because of what it might imply. I mean, heck, fear can be a powerful thing if you let it.

Geek Alert: I can almost hear my brother reciting the mantra about fear from Dune, and I'd be lying if I didn't admit I have recited it myself from time to time. lol You didn't see that movie?! OMG, seriously, so good.

Anyway, so when I was talking to my Dad telling him of my fears, he reminded me of something very important. Well, two things actually. He told me that my negative thoughts were acidic to my body. That my fears would only make things worse. He's right (don't tell him I said that lol). This is something I know. I have read articles saying as much, and had friends tell me this exact thing. Yet, sometimes when you are in the thick of things, you forget simple truths.

He told me a a quote spoken by Martin Luther King, Jr., and it made sense to me. Last night I decided to let the cards fall as they may. None of us really know how much time we have. All I can do is the best I can do each day, and not worry about what the future might hold. Today my Dad sent this me this to make sure I didn't forget:

("Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.")

It's funny, because last night was the first night I slept through the night without pain. I guess there is something to the power of positive thinking. Who knows, maybe it was the heating pad, but I like to think it's because last night, I stopped worrying about it. I stopped focusing my energy on it.

The other thing my Dad reminded me of last night? That he rocks. That no matter what, he has been there for me, and still continues to be there for me. When I first got diagnosed this time around; he and I were talking on the phone. I apologized for the fact that every time we talked lately, it was about a depressing topic like cancer. He said something to me that I will never forget:"Honey, don't worry about it. You are my daughter and you will always be my baby no matter how old you get."

So, I just wanted to say, I love you Daddy. Thanks for being there through my rebellious bouts, and thanks for sticking around to raise three kids under eight. I'm sure it made your life interesting. lol

Ok, so even as I write this, I know it's gonna sound cheesy, but here goes. When this song first came out, it always reminded me of you Dad. So, Celine, sing us out...

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Created by Connie Anido on November 7, 2012

I would like to introduce you, if you don't already know them, to the Anido Family!


Connie is a homeschooling mother to Luma (10) and Sackboy (6). (This is not their actual names.) Will, her husband has worked as a Restaurant Manager, until recently when he quit his job to stay home and take care of his family. Like most of us, Will and Connie have spent their lives trying to create a warm and caring home for their two children. Their family also includes their two rescue dogs Titan and Katy.

Connie has been battling Hodgkins Lymphoma for the past four years. She was first diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkins in October of 2009 and went on to complete a 6 month round of chemotherapy.


Unfortunately, her cancer returned in the fall of 2010 just a few months after she had completed her treatment. Connie then underwent a few rounds of high dose chemotherapy, which resulted in an almost immediate remission. To help keep her in remission, her Doctors recommended she follow up with an even stronger chemo (5x the typical dose), which she underwent at the beginning of 2011. Despite a very taxing treatment, Connie made a full and complete recovery, and she was in remission for all of 2011 and some of 2012.

Unfortunately as of August 2012 the cancer has returned once again, and Connie has been diagnosed with Metastatic Stage IV Hodgkins Lymphoma, and it has spread to her Lungs, Breast and Spleen!!!

This time around she is trying a more Holistic approach to help boost her immune system. She is currently undergoing some alternative treatments and therapies supported by her Doctor. She is on a regimen that includes an organic diet, juicing and other remedies designed to ERADICATE this horrible disease we are ALL too familiar with!

While Connie and Will, are trying to maintain as normal a life as possible for the kids, I'm sure you can all appreciate how difficult this can be. They are a very close family, and Will is taking care of her and helping with the kids. Although Connie is the one diagnosed, the whole family is battling this, it affects everyone!

But they can’t do it ALONE.

They need YOUR HELP.

The Treatments and Therapies are Expensive…The Raw Organic Foods are Expensive…The Supplements are Expensive…

Undoubtedly, you will make several charitable contributions this year, never really knowing if the money you send will get to the people that need it most.

In Connie’s case you can rest assured that every penny you give to help support this brave woman and her family will go to THEM and only THEM for treatments, medical bills, and living expenses to make it through this difficult time.

And it will go to fight this terrible disease that has already claimed so many of our friends and family.

With your help and contributions Connie and her family may one day be able to have what so many of us already take for granted…A Normal Healthy Life.

No Donation or Support is too little, every penny counts!
Your prayers and positive thoughts are appreciated.

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. May your kindness return to you one hundredfold.


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Connie, I'm so happy you are finding peace within yourself. My son's real Mother did the same thing & he struggled with it for years also. I love you.

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$10,570 raised by 124 people in 17 months.



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Barbara ONeill

8 months ago


Philippians 4:6-7 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Read more: http://www.whatchristianswantt ouragement-20-great-scripture- quotes/#ixzz2bH9n9VYE



Heather Young

12 months ago


I'm so thankful for the opportunity to be able to help pay it forward! Heather Young http://heatheryoung.origamiowl .com/



Jill Putney

13 months ago


Wishing you a complete and speedy recovery!



Eric Hansen

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Ric and Marie Foss

13 months ago


Connie and Will, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family...Stay strong...



Javier Archila

13 months ago


You are an amazing person and friend :)


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