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

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Angels+LOVE+Yard Sale=WOW


Saturday's yard sale was amazing! We are overwhelmed at the love and support that has been shown to Sjon and his family as well as the extended family. It is just AMAZING! So many of you donated items to make the yard sale bake sale a huge success. When we say success we mean it on every level possible. Your kindness brought family and friends together. It helped people who have cancer share their stories when they stopped by. It made so many people smile and many hugs were given. THANK YOU!
If we start naming names we would certainly forget someone so please all of you that...
Donated items
Baked with love
Showed up to buy items
Were unable to come and wished us the best
Gave us a place to hold the yard sale
Helped load and unload
Helped organize
Smiled and hugged
Had a good day with us
Drove to drop off items
Drove to pick up items
Offered tents and tables
Let us put our flyer's at your place
Shared this event with others
Please know we LOVE and APPRECIATE you more than you know!
When we organized Army For Sjon we knew you would come to help but we could have never imagined the magnitude of love that you have brought with you, THANK YOU!
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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Spleen removed and update

Healing after Spleen removal

Yesterday Sjon had surgery to have his spleen removed.  We just talked to him and he is doing really well.  He said he is in a little pain and is tired but is doing great. 
Since he is a Lavery and he said he is magic, he has to gone above and beyond.  He actually grew an extra spleen!  Apparently when they went in to do the surgery the doctor said he had two.  So they removed the sick one and left the new little one in place.  This is something that is odd but happens so no worries when you are magic.
They took a look at his stomach and everything else looked good.
Yesterday he also had a biopsy on a lump that is on his jaw and the results came back positive so next week they will do 1 more surgery to remove it and then the surgeries should be done. 
Right now he has to stay off of his foot for about 2 more weeks, recover from this surgery and then he will be seeing the Dr. to get the go ahead to start treatments of Interferon
We were talking about how it seems like this has been going on forever but the truth is his first surgery was just 6 weeks ago.  Pretty amazing if you think about all they have done in just 6 weeks.  The doctors are hitting this very hard and Sjon's body is doing amazing though everything. 
As always thank you for your love and support!

Time to gather things up for Saturday!

Hey everyone! This saturday is the yard sale fundraiser for Sjon. We have so much stuff donated for the yard sale IT IS AWESOME!

For anyone who is planning on baking things would you let us know. There have been so many people offer and we want to make sure we get everything gathered up.

You can leave a note in the comments here or call:

Shannon 801-754-3481

Depending on where you live you can drop things off at:

Lawrence and Shannon's (friday)
Ryan and Celeste's (friday)

You may also bring things by the yard sale in the morning.
We will start setting up at 6:30 a.m. on saturday morning so the sale can start at 8:00 a.m.

Also many of you have offered to come and help set up etc. if you would like to do that please give us a call we would love to have you be a part of this.

Were looking for a pop up tent thing and tables. If you are willing to let us use them for the day.

Thank you so much again for all of the support and help. In something like cancer all of the kindness, love and support are bringing smiles.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

I am that I am Bracelets

The bracelets are here!

We asked Sjon if he were to have his very own bracelet what color would it be and what message would he want to share. 

He replied Blue is my favorite color and my message to share would be...

I Am That I Am...

I am all that is, and we are all part of everything that is. When we get in touch with "that" I know we are all one. When I look at the sky, sun, moon, mountains, trees, my neighbor and my children I truly feel that... I. Am. That. I. Am. In the most accountable way.
So we thought hmm... we should use this idea to share Sjon's message and help raise a little money. 
The bracelets are now available for a $2.00 each donation.

You can purchase them through the paypal button on the side or mail a check and tell us how many you would like to:

Shannon Lavery
c/o Army For Sjon
2969 North Lake Road
Genola, Utah 84655

If you have any questions please call: 801-754-3481 or email

Please make sure to include your name and address so we can mail the bracelets out to you.
These will also be available to purchase at the yards sale on August 28th and at the 5k on September 18th.

Thank you all again so much for the love and support you have shown. 

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Yard Sale Pick-Up

Just a quick note to let you all know we have started collecting items for the yard sale. If you have things that you would like us to pick up please call:

Shannon 801-754-3481 or 801-854-3005

Celeste 435-640-3719

Jim 801-652-3608

Sandy 435-623-3372

We will be gathering baked goods on the 27th but would like to have the yard sale items collected before the 27th to get them sorted and marked.

A quick 5k update. The Riverton High School cheerleaders will be coming to cheer the walkers, crawlers and runners on! We want to thank Stephanie Hansen for offering to do this. It will be a fun day.

We also now have a video game trailer that will be there. So much fun!

(we are in the process of getting the online 5k registration fixed)

The love and kindness of everyone has been overwhelming and it is beautiful to watch. Thank you all for coming together to help!

Yard Sale Location
August 28, 2010
1551 North State Street
Lehi Utah
5k run, walk, crawl or cheer. 
Lunch, silent auction
and game trailer location.
September 18, 2010
Dr. O, Roi Hardy Park
12400 S. 1000 W.
Riverton Utah

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Message From Sjon Heaven On Earth

Hey you beautiful angels!

I just felt inspired to share something I've been getting in touch with these last few days. I have had the most amazing journey through the years and now I've upped the annie a few notches and with the assistance of friends and family I am exited to get the ball rolling.
Anyways back to what I'm getting in touch with is a comment that I have made the last 7-8 years and that is
Now I truly get the meaning of that comment because as I am going through this I am witnessing so many people showing up in such a big way and tapping into their spirit being, rather than just human being.  Not just for me but for each other and connecting people to other people. It's such a beautiful thing to witness. Now I'm getting the awesome experience to see what it's like to have heaven on earth, it is spirit to spirit heart to heart, touching the lives of those close to us and others around the world.
We all deserve to experience heaven on earth and what that's like.  For those who have been assisting me in this journey I feel if you stop take a breath in, and take a moment to experience your heaven on earth you will feel what I've felt if you haven't already.
So if this is what one man and his family can do imagine what many family's can do to create our heaven on earth because life was never meant to be hard or difficult.  It is meant to be joyous and abundant for all, so if we choose to do life from the space of our spirit beings rather than human beings imagine what this world would be like!!!
Thank you thank you thank you from my heart to yours,
 Sjon Lavery Espavo!!!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Skin graft from leg to foot OUCH!

Today was a check up to see how the skin graft is doing and things are lookin good!

Surgery Update from Sjon

August 14. 2010

My update surgeries complete on my foot and hip also gama knife radiation on the brain, skin graph done on foot. Next week we find out if the spleen is ready to come out. Then I get to start the good stuff. Interferon, Radiation and Chemo but I am doing freaking amazing I feal great I look great and I have an amazing fam and friends!!


Just an update from Angie

August 11, 2010

Sjon had his surgery yesterday for his skin graft on the bottom of his foot. It went good. Friday he has a CT scan for his spleen to see when that can be taken out. We also have moved in between all of this. Thank you again to everyone for all the love, prayers, and support. We love you all.


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Yard Sale Update

We wanted to let everyone know of the following info. about the yard sale bake sale.

The yard sale bake sale is on August 28th

1551 North State Street

Lehi Utah

Items can be picked up from you or dropped off please call to make arrangements:

Utah County, Juab County, St. George area-
Shannon 801-854-3005 or 801-754-3481

South Utah County and Juab County-
Sandra 435-623-3372

Celeste 435-640-3719

West Jordan-
Jim 801-652-3608

Also the button for the 5k on Sept. 18, 2010 is up on the side so check it out and sign up!

Please let us know if you have any questions and thank you so much for helping with all of this!

The name Army For Sjon

We wanted to share why we chose the name Army For Sjon.  When this all first started Sjon shared his thoughts on having cancer and he said the following:

"I picture myself walking along just fine on my journey in life. Everything is perfect and normal, then all of a sudden blocking my path is this huge demon. I am looking at the demon thinking wow I am going to have to fight this and knowing that there will be times that I have to let go. Then I look to my left and right and I see an army of family and friends helping me fight this demon. I know that the times I am to weak to fight myself that I have all of these people who will step in for me and carry me through."
He was right we are all here for him to carry him through when needed and help him fight this demon.  Thank you for being a part of his army.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Save the dates

Sjon was diagnosed with melanoma cancer in June 2010. Many people who love Sjon and his family are coming together to help start fundraisers to help at this time. This blog is going to be a place to get information about events and updates.

We will be getting more specific information up soon but for now please take note and save the following dates:

August 28th Yard Sale-Bake Sale in Lehi
September 4th Carwash (location to be determined)
September 18th 5k, silent auction, lunch, Colton's band will be playing :)
Location for 5k
Dr. O. Roi Hardy Park
12400 S 1000 W
Riverton Utah
October 16th Dinner and concert
November and December we have several things in the works and will let you know as soon as we get things confirmed.

On August 28th we are planning a yard sale/bake sale and are in need of items to sell. If you have items you are willing to donate for the yard sale or for the bake sale please let us know. We would be happy to pick them up from you.

To donate items you can email or call:

Shannon 801-854-3005 801-754-3481

Celeste 435-640-3719

Please save the date September 18th and join us for a 5k run, walk, crawl or cheer and more. This just so happens to be Sjon's birthday and should be a beautiful way to show our love to such a wonderful man and his family.

*Please share this with anyone that you think may want to help or participate.

**If you are wanting to volunteer, help or hold a fundraiser please let us know by emailing or calling.

***5k- We are looking for sponsors and there are many other ways you can help at this event if you would like to please let us know. 

Thanks ahead of time for all of your love and help!