20 November 2017

WWE Topps Now Connor's Cure

I don't buy a lot of WWE Topps Now cards, but I get one here and there. One thing I do try to do is pick up a copy of any Topps Now card that has some kind of charitable component to it. Every so often Topps will release a card with the announcement that proceeds are going to a particular cause. There was one a while back for hurricane recovery in Houston, and another one that donated to veterans' organizations on Memorial Day.

This particular card celebrated a meet & greet benefit that the WWE held in order to raise funds for the Connor's Cure organization, which supports research on pediatric cancer. I'm not much of a cancer fan, and pediatric cancer is one harsh sonofagun. That made this card an easy purchase for me.

One of my coworkers is currently fighting melanoma, and it's a pretty dire diagnosis. It went into remission once, but it's come back stronger and in more places. He's been having a rough go of it recently. We deployed to Iraq together in the same Army National Guard unit in 2004, and we've worked at our day jobs in the same building since 2008. Currently we are in the same work area as Contract Specialists. He's been like a big brother to me in many ways, and we've been through a lot of crazy stuff. If you're feeling generous, I'd invite you to click the link above and make a donation to the GoFundMe account on his behalf. He's got a list of things that he wants to do with his family along with all of the medical costs and uncertainties that go along with the disease, so every little bit is appreciated. He's a genuinely good guy.

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