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Information about my son Scott

Friday, February 29, 2008

(this photo is Scott walking his lil' sis Aubrey down the aisle)

I was able to talk to the neighbors who witnessed my son Scott's death. They said he seemed to lose consciousness BEFORE he fell, rather than slipping as reported. They said he suddenly stopped and went limp, then fell headfirst in a freefall, quietly, not calling out, nor trying to catch or brace himself. We believe he passed out from the pain of his back injury, and that is why he fell.

My son Scott's loss is more than sudden and unexpected, it's devastating. In one second, our lives changed forever. I have been contacted by and received messages from dozens of people who knew him. I am grateful to hear so many wonderful stories and comments about him. He definitely lived life to the fullest - "enough for two lifetimes!" - and touched many lives for the better.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MRSGIXXER 12/19/2008 4:45PM

    Hi Elizabeth. I know what people find when they browse around SparkPeople. Real people, with real lives, real loves, real pain, real joy. I'm so sorry to hear about your son Scott. I've always thought losing a child was about the worst thing that could happen to a parent. I pray you and your family are doing well with all you have been through. I'm glad you have the support of friends and family as well as everyone you meet at SP. emoticon

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KELLY_SS 11/14/2008 3:47PM

    I came across the link in your signature while visiting my friend JETTANALA's sparkpage. The video was a beautiful tribute. I am so sorry for your loss. Sounds like he was a wonderful man and loved by all who knew him.

God bless!!

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WATOGA17 11/2/2008 9:54AM

    I watched your video tribute to Scott and read your blogs. My heart goes out to your and your family. Scott seemed like a wonderful young man.

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DOWNEASTCAGUN 9/18/2008 10:01AM

    MIMAWELIZABETH, i am so sorry to hear about your son. I cannot imagine what a loss that must be. My mother always said that she only hoped to NOT outlive all her children, but my sister Ethel died in 1995 from cancer and it devastated all of us. Not the same, i know, but i am familiar with loss and i feel for you. Scott seemed like a wonderful person - animal lover, firefighter, a real sweetheart. the world is richer for having known him and you are a wonderful mother. take care, take strength and take joy from each day you get.

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STAR1970 4/2/2008 11:30PM

    Hi elizabeth, I am so sorry about the loss of your son. My brother is also a 27 year old firefighter volunteer. He has been with the local fire department since he was 13. I worry about him everyday but know he is doing what he loves. How awesome their love is to put their lives in danger for others. Knowing my brother he would have climbed that tree also. I also had another brother that was killed his 21st year of his life while in the back of a pick up truck that flipped over and landed on him (his best friend was driving). Life can draw us some pretty crummy cards. Lots of love and prayers goes out to you and your family.
Sorry it took so long for me to comment but I have been having family emergencies.

Comment edited on: 4/2/2008 11:32:26 PM

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REBECCAK72 3/20/2008 10:15AM

    Elizabeth, I am so sorry for your loss. I can't think of the words to say to you, but want you to know that I will be praying for you.

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MCDIDDLYD 3/2/2008 5:54PM


I had my church to say a prayer for you today. They all said to tell you they will keep you in their thoughts and prayers in the days to come. This had my Pastor in tears in front of the whole church everyones heart was so moved about this story of Scott. My Pastor couldn't even go on with his sermon today. I do hope you are feeling some better please let me know if I can do anything at all for you. Take care!

Sheila- Team Leader

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ALASKAN 3/2/2008 4:56PM

I'm sorry for the loss of your son. He looked happy and fullfilled in his life and in his work. Remember that no one can take his place in your life and heart. He looked wonderful in the picture of him and his sister together. My church family and I will be praying for you and your family. Our thoughts of you and your family will not be forgotten. He touched our hearts when we heard of his unfornate accident. This was a terrible tragedy and God will watch you. Take care and know I am here if you should need me (or us) as a group. will be saying prayers all week for you or forever long it takes.

Always, ERNA

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LESLIEJEAN43 3/2/2008 2:15PM

    Elizabeth, I am so sad to hear about your son. The death of a child is probably one of the worst things we ever have to bear in life.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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DOITFORME4 3/2/2008 12:41PM

    Elizabeth, your son sounds like a wonderful young man, with some very special qualities. I'm sorry this happened to you and your family.

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FIREMOM31 3/2/2008 10:39AM

    Elizabeth, I am so sorry for your loss. I will pray for you and your family. What a wonderful man he must have been. {{{hugs}}}

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MOMZILLA52 3/2/2008 9:05AM

    Elizabeth, my prayers are going out to you and your family. Your son sounds like he touch many lives and made a huge impact in this world. What a blessing for you and your family. May God comfort you during this time and the days to come.

My love and prayers

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JETTANALA 3/2/2008 3:21AM

    Dearest Elizabeth... I again wanted to tell you how very saddened I am by the loss of Scott... I hope tht you find comfort in the words of his friends and their embraces as you say goodbye on the 7th... he sounds as though he is the person we all strive to be and want to be surrounded by... May God watch over your family as you cope and as the reality settles in... My heart is with you... much love, Kathy

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GRANNYSROSES 2/29/2008 10:37PM

I read the article, and the responses to it. Seems like Scott was a fine young man. The closest I can come to understanding what you are going through, is the fact that my sister lost her only son in a traffic accident at the age of 23 in 2001. And my parents never really recovered from my brother's death at the age of 25. I just want you to know that as a member of your SP family, I will always be here, if you need a shoulder or just to talk. Take care and God bless you and your family.
Ellen (Granny)

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    Sounds like Scott touched many lives in his short one. That must be such comfort. I know my friend who lost her 18yr old son in an accident found much comfort in finding out about all his friends and good deeds. You must be very proud of him.

I am so so sorry you have to go through this horrible tragedy. It is not fair and not how life should work. God bless you and help you find peace with time and memories to guide you.

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MARI195 2/29/2008 8:42PM

    Hugs to you and your family in this time of grieving the loss of your son. I cannot imagine what you must be feeling and going through. We are here for you. You and your family are in my prayers.

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    Elizabeth , Words can not begin to tell you how sorry I am for your loss, You and your family will be in my prayers during this time of sorrow! please take care of yourself and if there is anything I can do, if you need to talk I am here!

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MCDIDDLYD 2/29/2008 7:52PM


You know my heart goes out to you my friend. I hope you got my post from the Grief Team yesterday. I saw the article on Scott and the photo of him. It was a sad story my heart is just broken for you. I know I have lost my mom, dad and one of my brothers but I don't know how I would feel if it was my daughter. So please if you just need to talk or someone to cry on know that I'm always here for you. Please write to me in a few days and let me know how you are doing. I will be so worried about you. Get some rest if you can. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Take care and God Bless you!!

Sheila- Team Leader

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CHUNKSTER63 2/29/2008 5:13PM

    I am truly sorry for your loss of your son it is a tragic ending to a wnderful person. He did this out of the kindness of his heart and God will reward him in heaven as we will weep here on earth. I know the days ahead will and have already brought much sorrow but hoping you find peace will come on another days morrow. God Bless you and your family and friends as they say Goodbye to a wnderful Man.

You are in my prayers and may god the father bring peace and consolement to you and your family.

I am verry sorry.


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HTIMES3 2/29/2008 4:55PM

    Elizabeth, I am thinking of you and of your family. What a wonderful human being you raised! Love to you all.
Love, Heather

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ESS@HOME 2/29/2008 4:07PM

    God bless you and your family.

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MGUTNICK 2/29/2008 3:46PM

    No one can say that they understand what you're going through unless they've lost a child themselves. My mother always told me that G-d has a reason for everything but we don't always understand what it is. Scott was obviously a wonderful, caring person to risk his own life for that of a cat in pain.

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PATRICIA441 2/29/2008 1:28PM

    There are no words that can bring a mother comfort when she has loss a child no matter their age. My heart and soul goes out to you. I hold you Elizabeth in my arms and gently rock you . I am so very ,very sorry . May our Precious Lord surround you and your family with His Love and Peace. Pat

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KNITSNSPINS 2/29/2008 1:14PM

    Elizabeth, my thoughts and prayers to you and your family. I am so sorry!

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ONGARMQUILTER1 2/29/2008 12:29PM

    Elizabeth, my heart and prayers go out to you. I know there is nothing I can say or do tht will make it better but just want you to know I care. I'm sending you hugs, {{{{hugs}}}}.

from Sparkpeople

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MJTEMPLETON 2/29/2008 10:06AM

    My greatest sympathy on this devastating event. What an extraordinary person Scott was! My heartfelt prayers with you all. Peace and Blessings On You.

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HEATHERNCHEVY 2/29/2008 9:57AM

    My thoughts are with you, and I know in my heart of hearts that with the love and caring of those around you, you will make it through this. When my father passed away when I was twelve, I was sure I would never really be alive on the inside again.

It took a long time to get to where I am now, and I couldn't have done it without people and faith to help carry me along the way. Don't be afraid to let others carry you through the days when you feel like you're paralyzed by your feelings of grief. You are never alone. And your son will always, always be with you.

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MISPLACDNTX 2/29/2008 8:52AM

    What an amazing young man. My prayers are with you and your family. God Bless.

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TAZZIE5 2/29/2008 8:19AM

    My deepest condolences to you & all of your family.

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JENN** 2/29/2008 7:53AM

    Wow he was such an amazing person, you have to be a proud mother. My prayers are sent out to your family!

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