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Scott Weyrauch's struggle with ALS!

$2,640 of $25,500 goal

Raised by 34 people in 22 days
Created October 23, 2018
Fundraising Team
on behalf of Eileen Weyrauch
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Scott's family has listed their home for sale.  Funds are needed to prevent the loss of this home if it does not sell quickly.  Add to that, trying to pay not only Scott's co pays and insurance but also the insurance premiums for Eileen as her health declines from the stress and lack of sleep that comes with being the caregiver of an ALS patient.  As the medical bills continue to rise, so do the unrelenting bill collector calls that just add another level of stress which can also exacerbate the ALS symptoms.  As Scott has already progressed to a ventilator at night as well as multiple tube feedings,  the collective stress is taking its toll.

Scott's years of unrelenting service to his community and those around him have left a very sad void that he is no longer able to fill.  He spent years serving families as a Foster Parent.  He has served as a Cubmaster and for many, many years as Scoutmaster.  Scott also served as a baseball coach.  He has enjoyed his time as a Grange member and as part of our local SCOPE group.  Scott's proudest community service was to the local fire department as a volunteer.  He LOVED every part of this.  His saddest realization since his diagnosis was that he could no longer serve as a part of that team.  They retired Scott from the fire department with 25 years of service.

Scott's concerns over having to relocate are a daily worry.  The sooner we can help him and his family out of their financial hole, the quicker he can concentrate on his daily quality of life.   This is a big ask, and we would not be doing this if this exceptional man did not deserve it
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My dad's current night time "out of pocket" needs... and soon he'll be adding both the cough assist and suction machines, also not covered. We're exploring every option for coverage, but in the mean time, we need him to be able to afford these needed machines, and the supplies to go with them.
Ventilator and tube feeds
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Hey friends ~ we continue to explore options for all the horrific medical bills. Quick example of our frustration: Scott needs tube fed four times a night. We get the delivery for a PORTION of the needed supplies - not everything. The portion we received costs just under $300 a week. None of it is covered by his insurance. But, he needs the nutrition - so what do you do?? Thank you SO much if you have given, it really does mean the world to us!!!
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I'm the luckiest guy in the world to have been adopted by this great man. This is devastating to our family. The need is real as the medical bills alone are outrageous. PLEASE give what you can and help out further by sharing it forward. Thank you! at 10am, 12pm, 5pm tomorrow. These are peak times for sharing this kind of information across Facebook. I would really appreciate if you can take time do this for me and my family that would fantastic.
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$2,640 of $25,500 goal

Raised by 34 people in 22 days
Created October 23, 2018
Fundraising Team
on behalf of Eileen Weyrauch
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