Posted on January 25, 2016
Scotty Needs Your Faith and Support!
As many of you know, Scotty has been battling brain cancer for the past 4 years. During this battle he’s had 2 open brain surgeries to remove tumor as well as several rounds of chemo and radiation.
Throughout the whole ordeal, Scotty remained totally optimistic about beating it and continued on with his life plans. He pursued his dream of helping and serving people as a Physician’s Assistant (PA) and was able to graduate this summer. He and his wife Emily also expanded their family. Colon came 2 ½ years ago and just this past summer they had twin baby girls.
Unfortunately, the past six months, the cancer has come back with a vengeance. It’s been heart breaking to watch a once healthy and strong man rapidly deteriorate. The cancer is intertwined on his brain stem and as a result about 2 months ago, Scotty had a stroke impairing his left side.
This past Christmas, his monthly brain scan revealed that the tumor has quadrupled in size from just 30 days ago. Hearing the news, all six of his siblings and his parents dropped everything to come and spend the week of Christmas with him.
Although sleeping much of the day, Scotty was still coherent to spend time with all of us. We each had special moments with him to go for short walks, do some stretches, read scriptures and pray.
You see, Scotty is a spiritual giant and despite it all, his faith and trust in God has not wavered. While most of us would be tempted to be resentful at God, Scotty never doubted that God has a grand purpose in his life.
Since Christmas, Scotty has declined even more physically. His can no longer talk, he’s struggling to walk, go to the bathroom and do simple things like swallow. It’s a great blessing that at his current state his mind has remained in tact. He communicates by writing notes and he is still the loving, kind Scotty we all know.
He’s hanging on to life day by day right now but we haven’t given up. We’re currently trying a new procedure called immunotherapy.
Please pray for his mom, she’s having such a hard time. Pray for Scotty but above all else pray for Scotty’s wife, Emily and his 5 children. They need peace and comfort right now. We believe in miracles and the Norton family needs your faith right now.
Help financially. Scotty hasn’t been able to work and provide for his family. There are many needs right now and we ask you again from the bottom of our heart to make a donation. Anything you can do to help makes such a difference.
Thank you again for all of you and your support during this difficult time.