Dying Cancer Patient Seeks New Woman for the Man She's Leaving Behind


A woman living in Hartford, Connecticut posted on Craigslist Tuesday with a “Very unusual request – w4w – 55 (Gtr Htfd)”. She’s looking for a partner…for a man…who is not her husband…because she’s dying of pancreatic cancer. If this is real, it’s definitely unusual, if not necessarily winner of the weirdest thing that Craigslist has ever seen because that title is constantly being improved upon.

The post reads as follows:


Thank you for reading my posting. This is probably the most unusual posting on CL that you will ever read.

My name is Sharon B. For the past five years, I have had a regular ongoing intimate relationship with a wonderful gentleman, “A”. He is kind, supportive, funny, and most important of all, very attentive to my sexual needs. This relationship was outside my marriage, and it’s a long story, so I’ll save it for later communication.

I was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. I do not have long to live. I have made peace with my situation. My family has been very supportive, but one of my last regrets is that I will be abandoning my wonderful intimate partner.

He has no idea that I am posting this. I intend to post it on all of the Craig’s list categories that might elicit a real response. I would like to find, before I die, a wonderful woman who is worthy of his attention. I will try to persuade him to contact those who I think will treat him as I have, and will forward to them his email address.

Please, in order to cut down on the spam I have to deal with, put SharonB in the subject of your reply.

Thank you. I promise you, it will be worth your while.

With love and affection,


May we all have a friend/part-time lover like Sharon B.

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