Cookies for a cause fundraiser!!!!

We need help getting the word out for Cookies for a cause fundraiser for Sjon. Cookies can be picked up in Santaquin and will be delivered to the SLC area once a week. For more information call Shannon 801-854-3005

Monday, April 11, 2011

Latest updates


First of all we want to thank everyone that purchased cookies for the fundraiser.  Your support and love mean more than you will ever know!  Thank you , thank you, thank you!
The past 2 months have been a bit rough for Sjon.  He has been quite sick and the treatments he has been getting up to this point have not worked as they had hoped they would.  Right now they are focusing on finding something to at least slow everything down.  Even at that his spirits are great and he is keeping a positive attitude as we all should for him as well.
So the update is... He has started a new regimen of radiation that will go through the month of April. They are taking everything day by day and cherishing every moment.  Sjon and Angie have both said it is in God's hands and they are trusting in that.  Yeah they are both the awesomest people I know :)
One more thing incase you do not have a facebook here are their latest posts.

April 6th Sjon-
Just a little update. We had quite a little scare last weekend and got a nice ambulance ride and some time in the hospital. One of the scariest nights of my life, thank God I've such an amazing wife!! Starting radiation tomorrow on some of the bigger tumors and I'm actually happy to get it going!! That's it for now cause it can change daily so we just enjoy every day!! Love you all sooooo much ♥

April 2nd Angie -
Sjon will be starting radiation next week and it will last through out the month of April. I am asking that if phone calls don't get returned right away, we will get back to you as soon as we can. He gets very tired and does keep in happy spirits. But, his body is going through a lot right now. And he deserves for all of us to be strong and positive for him. The last 2 months have been especially emotionally draining. So far none of the treatments are working. Now they are just trying to get things to slow down. We are saying lots of prayers and focus on being positive. We know that this is in Gods hands and we get to trust that.

April 2nd Sjon-
We appreciate and love everyone that has been here to support us. There has been a lot going on and things keep changing all the time. I will post on here updates as we learn more. I hope that everyone understands that we are trying to comprehend what is happening and that sometimes it is a little overwhelming to keep answering questions. When we don't have the answers most of the time ourselves. We love all of you.
March 5th Angie-
Update on Sjon: Spent last weekend in the hospital can't keep much of anything down. Found out yesterday that he couldn't have the next round of the trial drug right now. They are putting him on steroids to help with the side effects. The cancer tumors have gotten bigger and there are also some new ones showing. Will found out more next week what the next step will be. So frustrating. Damn It!!!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Cookies For a Cause Fundraiser Feb. 16th to March 16th

How about something yummy and helpful at the same time??

We are starting Cookies For A Cause for Sjon today. It will last for a month and we need your help. Help getting the word out and ordering cookies!

If you have any questions and to place your order you can call Shannon at 801-854-3005 or at the bakery 801-754-1192. You may also place your order through email We are able to accept credit cards for this.

This sugar cookie was designed for Sjon at Lil' Brown Sugars Bakery. In an effort to help his family with expenses during this time.

Cookies are on an order basis and can be purchased in a

6 pack for $9.00 or a dozen for $18.00

We can mail them to you if you live to far away for the flat rate fee of around $10 for shipping.

They will be available for pickup in Santaquin and can be delivered to the SLC and Nephi areas once a week.

All profit from each cookie purchased will be given to Sjon.

Thank you so much for your continued support and love!

*Since Sjon is an amazing guy we want to pay it forward because that is what he does, help others. If you know someone else in need of a fundraiser that Cookies For A Cause could help contact Shannon. This is something that we want to keep going at Lil' Brown Sugars

Getting up to date since December

So much has happened in the last couple of months with Sjon, Angie and their family we wanted to get everything updated and keep it going.  The best way to do this is to start with December and go forward with the updates that Sjon and Angie have been leaving on facebook.  We will continue to update and there are a couple more fundraisers being organized.  Thank you all again so much for your continued support and love that you have shown this past 9 months.  XO

December 5th (Sjon Lavery facebook)
Update: Well I was really putting out their that I was complete with treatments but I guess I just have more work to do. My results came back and they found more cancer in my abdomen, small intestines,couple spots on my right side and my right hip. But it's all good I've come a long way with all the love and support and I've got a ways to go but I know with all the angels in my life their's miracles awaiting ♥

December 31st (Angie Lavery facebook)
Wishing everyone a happy and safe New Years Eve - This year has been a challenging one. But, there has been more positive experiences than negative ones. We as a family have been so lucky to have family and friends that have truly shown up for us in so many unselfish ways. We cannot express enough how much we love all of you. It really makes tears come to our eyes when we see how much love and support we have. We still have a long road ahead of us but it makes it easier knowing that we have wonderful and loving people in our lives. BE SAFE tonight. All our love Sjon and Angie <3<3<3 ( had to get the hearts in there)

January 13th (Sjon Lavery facebook)
Update on me: I haven't updated in quite a while because this last while has been tough on me both emotionally and physically and that's hard for me to admit!! I'm doing chemo and did pin point radiation on my brain so I've bean really sick not because of the cancer it's the stuff going in my body so that's good news!! Over all I'm doing amazing it's just kinda a wild roller coaster ride. Actually I'm so grateful to go through this challenge because it will assist me in showing that much bigger in life and so many peoples lives!! Love you all <3
January 19th (Angie Lavery facebook)
A few more bumps in the road - - Colton was diagnosed with diabetes yesterday. I love his sense of humor. He hates needles. I love you Colton and you will make an awesome fireman.

January 28th (Angie Lavery facebook)
Update: We found out yesterday that the chemo treatments didn't work for Sjon. There are a few more places that this rotten cancer has gone and some of the ones that were already there have gotten bigger. Yes we are frustrated and disappointed but doing good. Will be meeting with a doctor from the Huntsman Center next. We love you all

January 30th (Sjon Lavery facebook)
My update! Well we found out last week that the chemo did not work at all so the spots on the abdomen, small intestines, hip are bigger and it's now in my liver and pelvis. We go and meet a specialist on Friday that is a melanoma specialist by the name of Ken Grossman up at the U to get a new game plan going!! I got really sick last week but I'm feeling much better now. It was just really hard getting that news so I'm doing alot of shifting with emotions and attitude and I know their is good news in everything it just takes some concious looking to find it sometimes. I know God has a plan for everything so I'm committed to be in partnership with him in this journey and to all you angels out their doing your perfect work in assisting me every day thank you thank you thank you!! I am powerful enough to do this alone but why when I have the greatest team ever (I AM NOT ALONE) YAAAAH!


Friday, October 29, 2010

Join Us November 6th!!!!!

Please join us for a fundraising auction and talent show!

This is going to be a fun filled afternoon with fantastic auction items up for bid.

To name a few... Handquilted quilts, salon services and products, gift baskets, homemade goodies, handyman services, carpet and so much more!

We chose the title "Begin The Healing" because this is the point when Sjon will be done with his treatments and can begin rebuilding. We are going to celebrate this new part of his journey.

There will be music by Colton and some of his band members a talent show, speakers and refreshments. Donation at the door is $5.00 and items will be on display for silent bid as well as a live auction.
This is going to be a wonderful day of thanks and love and we hope you will join us on this day!

*If you have items you would like to donate for the auction please email

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Interferon treatments started

Update from Sjon...

Wow just finished my first day of interferon injection and wow am I sick and I get to do this for a month.  I'd like to say bring it on but for today I'm saying just get me through this day and then I'll take on tomorrow!! The good news is it's assisting me to where I choose to go and that is a healthy life with all my great friends and family and my awesome wife who is by my side 100% I love you all with all my heart.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

5k Pictures and latest GOOD NEWS update

First of all we want to THANK EVERYONE that helped make the 5k such a success!  It was a wonderful day so full of love and support.  The only count we have is that we served around 200 lunches.  That is amazing!  The total amount raised was $4664.50 THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!
If we started with naming names this would go on forever.  You know who you are and you know that we love you and appreciate every single thing you have done to help with the fundraisers for Army For Sjon because of all of YOU so many lives are blessed.
There were alot of pictures taken that day and we only have some of them.  If you have pictures you would like to share on here please email them to us at and we will post them.

Sjon's last Dr. appointment went very well.  The surgeon said that at this time Sjon is N.E.D. what that means is there is No Evidence of Disease.  He feels that with all of the surgeries they have gotten everything at this time.  He told Sjon that he feels like chemo and radiation may not be needed at this time and they could just monitor him but it comes down to what the Oncologist has to say on Oct. 1st.  This is very good news!  It does not means he is cancer free but it means he is doing incredibly well and really this is nothing short of a miracle!  We will keep you posted and thank you all for your positive energy and prayers they are working!