Scott McMeekan is a 46 year old husband to Joy and father to their three beautiful daughters: Kelsi age 14, Sydney age 11, and Isabella age 3. On October 22, 2013 their lives changed forever when Scott entered the emergency room with stomach pain and after a cat scan was told he had cancer. He was immediately admitted to the hospital and several tests were run and surgery was performed to find the primary source of his cancer. On November 1, 2013 they received the pathology report back and found he has appendix cancer that has spread to his abdomen.
Scott did have health insurance but it was just a mini medical policy so the lifetime limits were extremely low. Unfortunately, they maxed out their medical insurance within just a few days of his first hospital stay. He had 2 additional hospital stays during the time their insurance was maxed so their out of pocket expenses are close to $65,000. He has since gotten insurance so coverage on future care will be covered but they have a $5,000 deductible and co pays that they will encounter.
Also, Scott is currently not able to work so they are relying on just a single income and Joy has used all her vacation time at work with his multiple hospital stays so any additional time she needs to take to help care for him has to be taken unpaid.
His doctors are saying that his cancer is incurable. He has battled the unimaginable over the last several months and has a will to live like I have never seen. He is currenlty undergoing chemo and hoping to get the tumors to shrink enough and be strong enough to be a candidate for HIPEC surgery. This surgery gives him the best chance medically of beating this beast.
Scott has devoted the last 2+ years running 3 Minutes Out, Inc. in honor of his wife's brother, Jon Tumilson, who was a Navy SEAL that was killed while serving in Afghanistan on August 6, 2011. He wants to beat this not only to continue to be a loving husband and father to his beautiful family but wants to continue to serve to help make a difference in the lives of our active duty military, veterans, and their families. 3 Minutes Out, Inc. sends care packages to our deployed soldiers as well as being in the process of working on other programs to benefit those who are and have served.
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PO Box 238
Andalusia, IL 61232
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