Scott's journey has transformed him for the better
Scott has been cancer-free for five years now though every seven weeks he still undergoes intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) because his body doesn’t produce it anymore. “The gift is now that I’m okay with me….I don’t get angry. I don’t have any sense of entitlement. I don’t think anyone owes me anything. If someone cuts me off while driving, I just let them go ahead. If my son puts a hole in the wall, I stay calm. In the past, I was a yeller. I was wound up too tight.” Since treatment Scott has been a stay at home dad and has been able to foster a very close relationship with his two sons. “We talk. they tell me how they feel. We make mistakes and we grow together.”
Scott gives talks to other cancer survivors and has joined online support groups for his cancer type. Scott coaches youth basketball for his two boys and says ”I’m the man I’ve always wanted to become…That’s a cool thing to understand and realize. I wouldn’t have understood that without the cancer”.