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Help Scott Tedford: ALS Support & Awareness

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I'm reaching out to you for your help in making a difference in the life of someone very dear to us – Scotty "Scott" Tedford, my older brother. He has received the devastating news that the deterioration of muscle strength he has been experiencing is linked to ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

ALS is a relentless and unforgiving disease that affects the nervous system, robbing individuals of their ability to move, speak, and ultimately, breathe. Most people with ALS are given 2-5 years to live after their diagnosis, and there is no known cause or cure for the disease. Scott’s symptoms, although manageable right now, are progressing quickly. Along with the physical loss, the emotional trauma on both the individual and family are also extreme. ALS has entered Scott's life, but it will not define his spirit or the impact he has had on all of us.

Scott has always worked. From the time he was 15, he's been working, from my father's roofing business to being the number 1 sales person across multiple years in his position at Lowe's. But he plays too, and he plays hard. He was a 3 sport high school athlete and at one point held the kicking record for all Illinois high school football teams. He has owned several sports cars, loves live music, the Chicago Bears, the Chicago Cubs, a big greasy cheeseburger, playing pool and bowling, listening to records in the mancave he built, and playing cards, specifically poker and O-Hell. His siblings and parents are his best friends; his wife Rebecca brings him unconditional love; and his pride and joy are their 4 children.

I have created this GoFundMe to alleviate some of the financial burdens associated with ALS, as well as ensure that Scott's family can focus on what truly matters - maintaining his quality of life, health, and family so they can continue to make more memories.

Your support will cover the cost of his medications to slow disease progression, medical devices, and renovations required for accessibility. Rebecca has transitioned to the sole provider for their family and will continue to manage their family expenses through their journey together. A portion of the funds raised will go to support the daily operation of their household and provide her the support to attend medical appointments as well as take time from work as Scott's symptoms progress. For context, the average annual cost per ALS patient is estimated to be $200,000 per year.

Thank you all in advance for your contributions, love, and support for Scott and his family at this time. We will continue to keep you updated on Scott's journey!


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Donations 

  • Anonymous
    • $50 
    • 11 d
  • Anne Cressin
    • $25 
    • 16 d
  • Mary Wunderlich
    • $125 
    • 17 d
  • Mary Wilson
    • $100 
    • 17 d
  • kevin todd
    • $100 
    • 18 d
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Organizer and beneficiary

Suzanne Tedford Cobb
Organizer
Charlottesville, VA
Rebecca Tedford
Beneficiary

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