Support Scott Klasner as he courageously battles ALS

For: Scott Klasner
St. Louis, MO
Organizer: Family and friends of Scott Klasner
Support Scott Klasner as he courageously battles ALS (Scott Klasner)
$74,030
of $100,000 goal.
Raised by 316 donors
74% Complete

The Story

Scott Klasner, 36, 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 for sole form of with communication, work on computer, etc.  Working became too much of a challenge for Scott and he retired in June 2017 and Sherry and him moved back to the St. Louis area.  They currently live with Sherry's parents who graciously remodeled their bathrooms to accommodate Scott.  Now that Scott is no longer working, his health insurance will soon lapse.  The financial worries on this young 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 (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 December 1, 2017

Posted on December 1, 2017

Scottoberfest III is rapidly approaching on Saturday, December 9th at De Smet High School in St. Louis. We are approaching 80 attendees and targeting 125. We have great silent auction items including a ski condo in Colorado, hotel stays at a Westin and Hollywood Casino, Schlafly Brewery tour, Blues Hockey tickets, etc. Get your tickets at the below link. 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/scottoberfest-iii-mouse-races-edition-tickets-37404598160
(May need to copy and paste in your browser). 

Posted on October 4, 2017

Posted on October 4, 2017

Our registration page is up and running to buy your tickets for Scottoberfest III on Saturday, December 9th at De Smet High School.  Below is a link to click to buy your tickets from our EventBrite site.  We are looking for silent auction items for the event.  If anyone knows of donations they can secure, please contact Steve Williams at [email protected]  

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/scottoberfest-iii-mouse-races-edition-tickets-37404598160# (may need to copy and paste into your browser)

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

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