A couple of months back, I wrote about my son’s best buddy of 3 years in my personal blog. Joseph Scott was diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma (GBM) brain stem cancer on July 12th after his parents took him to the ER for what they thought was a three-day virus. Since that day, Joseph, John & Joy (parents), and Josiah (younger brother) have put their lives on hold to battle the cancer.
Since we heard the news, my family and I have prayed daily for the Scotts; we’ve fasted and prayed on surgery days, and repeatedly check Facebook for updates to share with our kids. Joseph’s parents have done an incredible job keeping friends and family updated through social media. Since the diagnosis, they have been through four brain surgeries, a spinal tap, to 11 hospitals and a final round or two of proton therapy in Jacksonville in a four state medical tour. On September 7th, doctors told John and Joy that Joseph could no longer be helped with modern medicine and that they should head home and prepare for Joseph to pass into Heaven.
While some updates have been devastating to read; their faith, persistence, and determination to help Joseph by surrendering to God’s will have truly been an inspiration to us all. Instead of accepting the diagnosis, they felt compelled to seek out “other” treatments (as I imagine any parent would do) that might help their child. They came across a promising, yet experimental treatment in Houston, Texas at the Burzynski Clinic. Of course, “experimental” also means not covered by insurance. Yet, the Scotts fight on. They are not letting finances determine the care and treatment that could help their child live. Facing their situation, as a parent I would sell my right kidney to help my child.
Knowing that medical bills will come, I’ve asked the Scotts what they might need. John’s response: Supernatural pouring of prayer and resources for the treatment. It was at that very moment that I decided to donate all of October’s MOMables™ subscriptions towards Joseph’s medical bills (effective immediately thru October 31st). So, if you’ve been considering using MOMables™ to help you in your journey to make fresh lunches; know that you are directly helping the Scott family. We will be reporting along the way on his status and a final report on how much you were able to help. If you already subscribe and would like to donate, the Scott family has set up a donation page through Setting Them Free.org.
Thank you for your continued support,
CEO & Chief MOM of MOMables™