Firefighter Brad Scott and his family could use your help!!!

For: Brad Scott, wife, and three girls
Maryland
Organizer: Keith Boswell
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The Story

Recently, our Brother Brad Scott better known as "Boobah" was diagnosed with Colon/Rectal Cancer. Brad has been a staple in every firehouse he has been in. He is currently assigned as the Engine driver for Station 7 "C" shift. Brad's wife Charlene and his three daughters Alyssa, Brennah, and Laini have been right by his side in the fight. Please see a release from his wife Charlene;

“When Brad turned 40 he decided that he needed to make some lifestyle changes; eat healthier, stop smoking, exercise, and to make the most out of everyday. Fast forward 6 months and he's smoke free! But, Brad started to have some stomach issues. After seeing his doctor a cat scan was ordered to rule out diverticulitis. Within an hour of the cat scan our lives took a dramatic unexpected turn. After multiple tests, biopsies, and specialist appointments Brad was diagnosed with stage 4 colon rectal cancer with mets to his liver and lungs. At that moment our whole world stopped. We were speechless, dumbfounded, and in disbelief. Things like this don't happen to an otherwise healthy 40 year old. Trying to explain to our children that their father has cancer was the single most difficult thing we've ever done in our lives. Over the past 3 weeks we have experienced every emotion that you can have while trying to keep things as normal as possible for our children. Brad is an honest person and wanted honest answers from his doctor. When the doctor explained the expected prognosis for his type of cancer our breath was taken away and fear crept back in. With the help of friends we were able to seek a second opinion from a doctor at Penn as well as an appointment with the National Institute of Health in Bethesda Maryland. Knowing what we know now, Brad is not a statistic, a piece of medical records, and he's not a number; he's a fighter. All of the doctor's agreed that the treatment presented to us is the best course of action for him. Bring on the chemotherapy! Positivity, prayers, optimism, and the support of family and great friends help to make this "new normal" for our family a little more bearable. We truly appreciate all of the support that we have received. At a time like this it unbelievable how everyone rallied together to make sure that Brad was ok, the kids are ok, and that I'm ok. We both couldn't be more thankful for the group of men and women that he works with. They are continually thinking about 2 steps ahead of us and supporting their brother in every way possible. One day at a time and a house full of positivity is how we are going to get through this. It is a club that no one ever wants to join but with faith, family, and friends that are now family we will get through this.”

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on June 23, 2017

Posted on June 23, 2017

Round 5 is underway. Despite the nausea and fatigue Brad battles on. He had a cat scan the end of last week and we got some very positive news... they found no new growths and many of the tumors/masses have decreased in size! This is fabulous news and now we know we are headed in the right direction. The power of prayer and positivity are amazing.

Posted on June 3, 2017

Posted on June 3, 2017

Round 4 started today after a minor set-back. Brad's port became infected and had to be removed last week. He now has a picc line so that he can continue his treatments while the antibiotics fights the infection. Brad started chemo yesterday through the picc line. His wound from the old port site looks really good and is healing nicely. He now has a nurse that comes out to the house to do picc line maintenance and flushing of the line. He is scheduled to have a cat scan on June 8th to see how he is responding. Makes me nervous. He is having surgery again on June 19 to have a new port placed on the left side of his chest . Despite the recent set backs, he's still smiling and positive. He still hasn't learned to sit and relax though so he can rest especially after treatments.
Here's a new pic from his chemo disconnect today

Posted on April 28, 2017

Posted on April 28, 2017

Round 1 of chemo is finished. Brad is able to receive his chemo while at home rather than being in-patient. He was hooked up to a chemo pump on Wednesday and the medicine ran for 48 hours. Brad got to wear a fancy fanny pack while still trying to do everything he normally does. Friday morning he was disconnected.  Thankfully he gets the next 10 days off before the next round is administered. It has taken him the last 3 days to recover from the chemo but today he said he feels somewhat like himself and is up and moving. Thank you everyone for the nausea suggestions and encouraging words, and for checking in on us. Hopefully with round 1 finished we will be more prepared for round 2 so that we can help make the recovery a little better next time.

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