Connie's glioblastoma has metastasized in her spinal cord. In-home hospice care will provide comfort as she completes her journey. Connie is not giving up, though. She has two things on her mind ... the clinic and her Bucks. She determined to see them through!
Connie has enjoyed a full summer of entertaining friends at the beach. Here she is with a childhood friend's grown son, Rob, showing off similar hair styles.
Connie proudly displays her Light Saver patent that she plans to use to help fund the medical clinic in Kenya.
Connie's sister, Misty, took another trip to their hometown this time to participate in a high school alumni golf tournament. The alumni group made sure Misty went home with a surprise -- a check for $615 for the Connie Cox Gaitu Village Foundation! Thank you!!!
Connie went surfing for the first time this year... and boy... she's wonder! Connie can dance on the waves and move with the sea in a smooth rhythm that many surfers admire.
Connie, with her Dad by her side, rings the bell for the second time after completing some heavy doses of radiation. It will be several weeks before another MRI is done and that's OK with Connie because she's not worried. She's living life to the fullest and enjoying every minute! She says you do the same!!
Connie with her Dad and siblings (brother Rick on the left and sister Misty on the right) celebrate Father's Day 2021.
Connie prepared for another round of stronger radiation treatments by doing activities she enjoys most, especially with family and friends. Besides the ocean, the New Smyrna Golf Course is her happy place. Here she is with family and friends after a round of nine.
Connie (front center) does the O-H-I-O chant with students from Our Lady of Perpetual Help, a school in her hometown of Grove City, Ohio. After a rousing Buckeye welcome, the students presented Connie with a $1,000 donation for her Kenya medical clinic! Thank you kids! You are AWESOME!!
Golfers in the 11th annual Operation Changing Lives Golf Tournament at New Smyrna Golf Course (April 2021) made Connie's foundation the beneficiary of its 50/50 raffle. It was doubly sweet when the winner of the raffle also donated her portion to the foundation... a total of $626! Thank you so much!!
Some friends of Connie's from her home state of Ohio came for a visit during spring break. She treated them to a cookout on her patio as they enjoyed reminiscing about their high school and college days.
Connie was so touched to have received birthday cards from a middle school class from Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Grove City, Ohio where Connie grew up. Teacher Mary Mulvaney, Connie's childhood friend, has a laugh with her as they go through the handmade cards.