Scott Craig's Story
Over the years, Scott Craig, partner, and GM of Riva Grill in South Lake Tahoe, has donated thousands of dollars to numerous charities and fundraisers in Lake Tahoe. It would be hard to find a time when Scott denied a request for a good cause.
We now have an opportunity to give back and help Scott and his daughter, Emily get through a series of tragic events. In 2016, Scott’s wife Jennifer was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer. Doctors gave her 2 ½ years, but sadly, Jennifer barely made it one year to the month of diagnosis. Her sudden passing shook Scott and Emily to the core. But with the support of his family and friends, they were determined to move forward.
A year later, Scott noticed some odd symptoms in his arm and hand. Being a past power lifter, it was a bit alarming so when it did not go away, he reached out for medical attention. A year after losing his wife to cancer, Scott found out he had ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. It is a nervous system disorder that wears away nerve cells in your brain and spinal cord. Currently there is no known cure or treatment that halts or reverses the progression of ALS.
For past year, Scott continued to manage Riva Grill until he could no longer. He is now faced with enormous medical expenses as well as the need to somehow continue saving money for his 17-year-old daughter, Emily. By the end of the year, Scott will need to leave Lake Tahoe and relocate to get help from his family in Oklahoma.
How Can You Help?
Scott needs help to accomplish two things:
Medical Support. His insurance covers a limited amount of coverage and his out-of-pocket expenses are astronomical.
Emily's College Education. Scott had to stop working at age 52. This hardly gave him the time needed to save for all of Emily's college aspirations.
By making a donation, this will help Scott get the medical attention he needs and put money aside for Emily's college finances beginning in 2022.
Can you find it in you heart to Give Back to man who has been doing the same to others for many years? Your donation will make a difference in their lives, and in your life as well.
We thank you for your consideration!
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