Support Scott Klasner as he courageously battles ALS

For: Scott Klasner
Houston, TX
Organizer: Family and friends of Scott Klasner
Support Scott Klasner as he courageously battles ALS (Scott Klasner)
$68,540
of $100,000 goal.
Raised by 261 donors
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The Story

Scott Klasner, 35, was diagnosed with ALS only a few months after marrying the love of his life, Sherry, in May 2014 and at roughly the same time the Ice Bucket Challenge was in full swing.  A few months prior to the wedding, Scott visited the doctor after experiencing muscle spasms in his left arm and trouble lifting his left leg.  The doctor informed him it could be one of three things: 1. Brain Tumor, 2. MS or 3. ALS.  Shortly before the wedding, all signs pointed to ALS. Scott and Sherry took the news as best they could and carried on with their beautiful wedding. Scott and Sherry continue to be strong and enjoy every day together in their newly married life despite this terrible diagnosis.  They take each day as it comes, facing the new challenges presented by ALS as opposed to planning their long life together.

Since the wedding, the effects of ALS have really started to show in Scott.  He needs a special minivan for transportation, requires a wheelchair to get around, needs assistance with all daily tasks, had a feeding tube installed and utilizes eyegaze softwear to help with communication, work on computer, etc.  Scott is still working and covered by health insurance through his employer, but health insurance does not cover or fully cover everything such as nursing care at home, any necessary home modifications, communication devices, etc.  In addition, the health insurance will lapse once Scott is no longer able to work which is approaching quickly.  The financial worries on this newlywed couple is overwhelming at a time when they should be looking forward to their future together.  Therefore, Scott's family and friends who love him dearly have been raising money to help pay for his medical expenses not covered by health insurance (which can total more than $200K per year).  Please help in our fundraising efforts to support Scott and Sherry.

Words will not express the gratitude both Sherry and Scott have for your love, support, and donation.  No amount is too small and will help to make a difference.  If you are not able to make a donation at this time, please include both Scott and Sherry in your prayers.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on August 22, 2017

Posted on August 22, 2017

I wanted to send out an update on Scott and Sherry.  After several years of continuing to work after his diagnosis with ALS, Scott recently quit his job in early June.  Sherry and him moved back to Missouri and live with her parents near Washington.  Her parents graciously remodeled their house to accommodate Scott's needs.  

I would also like to take this time to announce our third annual fundraising event to help Scott and Sherry with their medical expense needs.  We are changing it up a little bit and switching to a Mouse Race instead of the family picnic.  The event is set for Saturday, December 9th at De Smet High School in St. Louis.  The doors will open at 6pm and races begin at 7pm.  We will also have Plinko, Chuck-A-Luck and a Silent Auction.  We will provide more details as they are confirmed, but wanted to get an announcement out and get it on everyone's calendar since I know December can be busy with holiday parties.

Regards,
Steve Williams

Posted on October 23, 2016

Posted on October 23, 2016

Thank you to everyone for your support of Scottoberfest II on October 15, 2016 at De Smet Jesuit High School in St. Louis, MO. It was both inspiring and heartwarming to see so many family and friends come together to support Scott and Sherry. What a great day of BBQ, bands, and children’s activities while raising money for Scott through registrations, donations, silent auction, and raffle. We are thrilled to announce that the event generated over $16,500!

Such support for Scott and Sherry could not have been possible without your participation. Again, thank you for helping provide comfort and mobility to Scott in his fight against ALS.

Sincerely,
The Scottoberfest Planning Committee


Posted on August 10, 2016

Posted on August 10, 2016

Building on the success of Scottoberfest last year, friends and family of Scott and Sherry would like to announce Scottoberfest II to be held October 15, 2016 from 11am - 4pm at De Smet Jesuit High School in St. Louis, MO.  The event is a family friendly picnic which will include BBQ, drinks, beer, live music, childrens’ activities, raffles and a silent auction.  Last year, 320+ family and friends come together to support Scott and Sherry and raised nearly $30K!! Please help us eclipse attendance and funds raised last year by signing up at our Eventbrite registration site with link below.  If the link does not work, please check back later in August or paste the url in your browser.

https://scottoberfest2.eventbrite.com

The cost prior to the event is $25 for Adults, $10 for kids age 4-12 and 3 and under are free.  Prices for Adults and kids age 4-12 increase $5 day of event so sign up early!!  If you are not able to attend, please provide a donation via our youcaring site.  Thank you for your support of Scott and Sherry!!

Sincerely,
The Scottoberfest Planning Committee

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