When I met Scott I was in the throws of cancer treatment and just beginning DBDHF. I had many irons in the fire and was experiencing HIGH anxiety over the legalities of the foundation formation. Scott just somehow KNEW the stress I was under and reached out, figured out what and who I needed and brought them into my life. To me, Scott was a great catalyst behind this foundation! With out Scott I am not sure that I would have moved forward.
Scott brought into our lives with him his AMAZING family! Beth is my anchor, my voice of reason, the grounding I need and now sits on our board! Between Scott and Beth and with the help of family and friends they held events to raise money for us, baring all the expense and work on themselves! But anyone who knew Scott knows that was just the type of man he was....he was caring, honest to a fault and only cared that you were a good person...not how much money you may or may not have.
Scott had a way with young people...not treating them as if they are "kids". He took Christian under his wing and shared with him the LOVE of fantasy Football and Baseball. Christian LOVED his time with Scott and learned so much from him. Scott was always there to drive him home from rehearsal EVERYDAY during his show. Not too many people would offer to help in the ways that Scott would.
I know that we are better for knowing Scott and hope that we brought some meaning to him during our time of friendship. He will be sorely missed...that smile, the quirkiness...the passion for being helpful.
I hope you know how LOVED you were in life, my friend and will continue to be...your memories will live on in all whom you touched! Please know that I understand... and will continue to preach to the world... that disease is disease...no matter if it can be seen or not!!
Rest in peace my dear friend...I know your pain is over...know that SO many people understood and will be here to see Beth, Alexxa and Bianca through the rough times a head...I know you would not have left if you could have done ANY thing else!! Love you...until we meet again!!