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To Help With Scott's Medical and Living Expenses
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Ended Nov 9, 2013
Warrenton Classmates: Talked to Scott Slatten today. He said it is okay for me to let you guys know, his cancer is back. It's been just slightly over a year since his bone marrow and stem cell transplant. It's now back again in his bones and ...

 Warrenton Classmates: Talked to Scott Slatten today. He said it is okay for me to let you guys know, his cancer is back. It's been just slightly over a year since his bone marrow and stem cell transplant. It's now back again in his bones and his blood. He will have to do chemo 2 x week and radiation 5 days a week. That has not started yet, but will in the future. It will not be a cure, it will only keep it at bay, IF it works.

He's had two stem cell / bone marrow transplants, a third is not possible. He has a tumor in his chin that will have to have radiation for (having radiation on your facial area is not good, causes burning). The tumor in his chin has wrapped around his jaw and inner ear (balance is off) causing him to have falls recently. He has a walker to use now for stability. He also some small ones in the brain.

He was honest with me and said prognosis is maybe 1 to 1 1/2 yrs if the chemo / radiation can keep it under control. I'm telling you this because if anyone would like to re-connect / talk / visit / offer him rides to and from Vandalia to St. Peters for the radiation, that would be appreciated. Right now his nephew does it all and it'd be nice for him to have a break occasionally. Vandalia Mo. is approx 1 hr up hwy 61 from Wentzville. So, it is a little bit of a haul to drive to Vandalia, back to St. Peters with Scott then take him back home to Vandalia. Plus waiting for him to get the radiation and / or chemo. No illusions there. Just saying IF................. Thank you Dave Dehart for helping him, you're a great friend. Scott really appreciates it.

He has considered not continuing treatment but if treatment means he can have one more year with his 12 year old son, then he wants to do it. He knows he will not be cured, but he just wants as much time with his son as he can get. I think we can all understand that. He is very brave.

OR - if you just want to offer support via a phone call or visit now and then or send well wishes and Prayers. Or, if you'd like to send letters or cards, I can pm you his address and / or phone number.

This is a bit hard for me to write but I know how caring and supportive all of you are with and for each other. SO - I just thought it would be good for you to know, before it's too late. At the very least, please keep him in your Prayers.

His computer is not currently working (until John and I get up there to fix / reboot it) so he will not be on facebook to see any messages, etc. Fyi.

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