After the diagnosis, Scott began to fight but needed a lot of help so Helen had to quit working in order to help him through chemotherapy and Rituxin infusions for two days every 28 days for what ended up being 7 months and then he is to do just the Rituxin therapy every two months for two years. This cancer is in his mesenteric or intestines and groin and is INCURABLE, so even though the tumors shrink, they never go away and eventually will mutate into an even more aggressive form of cancer that will require even more aggressive treatment.
The plan was for Helen to stay home and help Scott until after chemo because he was so sick and getting weaker and then get a new job closer to home. Unfortunately that hasn't worked out and they have depleted their savings and credit cards in the past few months just trying to stay afloat. Scott is still in a lot of pain even though, if you see him in public - he won't let you see it as he always has a smile for everyone he meets and an incredibly positive attitude. As of his last visit with his cancer doctor, he will have more scans in 28 days to see if the lymph nodes have grown or if it is the scar tissue from the biopsies that are causing him blockages and pain.
Scott is a very proud man and would never ask anyone for help - he has always been the one to help anyone that needed anything. He's been known to pay for a single mother's diapers and groceries because he overheard her say she didn't have enough. Always looking out for family, friends, and even complete strangers.
Any money donated will go to paying for medicine co-pays, utilities and food for their house, gas money to go to Anne Arundel Medical Center for doctor and Rituxin treatment, and other medical expenses. Also, their Air Conditioner is broken in the house and they are trying to find the money to fix it because Scott also suffers from COPD from the burn pits in Iraq and the heat makes it hard for him to breathe. ￼