My son Scott was born with congenital heart disease, and was not expected to live to the age of five. When he was
28 years old he got on the list to receive a heart/lung transplant, as he was deteriorating every year.
We promoted organ
donation as much as we could, even going on
SHOW. Scott wanted to
give up many times,
but he always bounced back and was so very, very courageous. I flew to
Pittsburgh every weekend to be with him.
"THE BEEPER RULED OUR LIVES"
20th,1994 he received his transplant On May 21,1994 he passed away.
lost his battle, and I lost my true inner spirit, along
with my first born and only son, and my two daughters lost their
big brother. He died, as I rubbed his arm and we stood there in shock, total disbelief,
but I guess he was just plain tired of it all.
He left behind his wife, and son, age 6 at the time, and a
mirror image of Scott. He was such a hero to so very many.
If only...... if only he hadn't had to wait so long for the gift of
life, like thousands of others still do.
SIGN YOUR ORGAN DONOR CARD
AND LET YOUR FAMILY KNOW OF YOUR WISHES
Scott 1964 -1994 "How brave he
was while waiting for his transplant"
* All Potential Organ Donors * My Husband, Jimmy Smart
* My sister, Phyllis
* And Lots Of Pride For Our Children and Grandchildren
And those making Scott their friend while he was with us, our thanks goes
*Steve Hall, Shotgun and The Shotgun Red Band *Waylon Jennings
*Loretta Lynn *Ira and Judy Allen
And to all the folks in Maine and to all the country music celebrities
and staff in Nashville, and other
business' everywhere who cared enough to donate/offer locations to his many benefits.
We wish we could do what Jerry Lewis encouraged us to do: Start a
yearly telethon to raise money for transplant
candidates to get on the waiting list, and
also to help
the recipients with their needs long after the transplant.
We know it's
a lot of hard work, but we believe the Country Music Industry would be a great place to
Thank you and God Bless,