I like to think of Scott as both the glue that holds our family together and the buffer that prevents us from killing one another. Scott is amazingly cool, calm, and collected in all situations and it surprises us all he didn't run for the hills long ago. He's also our personal MythBuster (which can be annoying when he ruins a movie or TV show), GPS including built-in CDT (Calm Down Technology) with a complimentary local history lesson, and DIY master. He gives so much and takes so little in return.
Scott was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2012, at age 39, after an emergency appendectomy revealed the cancer had spread to his colon. He went through 6 months of chemotherapy and was clear for about 1 year until a small spot was detected. Unfortunately a recent scan has shown not only has the cancer grown, but has also spread to multiple locations within his abdomen. The doctors believe it has now been elevated to stage 4 cancer. He is scheduled for cytoreductive surgery with hipec on November 19th, 2014 which won't cure his cancer but will hopefully extend his life.
I, along with our family, are hoping to raise funds to help cover Scott's medical expenses for the surgery and living expenses while recovering from surgery (at least 2 months) and unable to work.
We are also organizing a benefit on January 25th from 2-6pm at the Rosetown American Legion in Roseville, the Facebook even can be found here:
Updates on Scott can also be found on his CaringBridge site:
If you are unable to donate, or attend the benefit, messages/posts of support and encouragement are greatly appreciated!
On Behalf of Scott's Family,
- Kelsey Anderson
- Mikki Paul
- Ben Manaen
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