Help Scott Sing Again
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“If our goal through Red Basket is fulfilled, it will take away lot of worrying about how we will pay Scott’s medical bills.”
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The Story

Lexington, TX

Scott Ruthven is a loving father and husband. He has been married to the love of his life, Dena for 24 years. Together they have two kids, Cody (22) and Kayla (17). Scott has been a professional musician for most of his life. His passion for music has led him to play at many different events and venues, including the Grand Ole Opry, major country music award shows, and overseas to perform for our military troops.

In 2011, Cody and Kayla were diagnosed with a rare terminal genetic condition called Niemann Pick Type C. This is a neurodegenerative disease. In 2012, after 20 years in Nashville, Scott made the decision to move his family back home to Texas for family support. In December 2017, the Ruthven family’s lives changed again.

On December 10, 2017 Scott woke up in the middle of the night due to a severe headache. When he tried to get out of bed, he wasn’t able to walk. Scott woke up Dena because he knew something wasn’t right. “I noticed his left eye shut and the whole left side of his face drooped,” said Dena. She immediately called 911 and Scott was taken to the hospital where they learned he had suffered a hemorrhagic stroke and had a large amount of blood in his brain.

On December 13, while Scott was still in the intensive care unit (ICU), his brain swelled from pressure due to the blood on his brain. He was rushed into surgery to have a craniotomy. This surgery is performed to temporarily remove a bone flap from the skull to access the brain. Unfortunately, before the pressure was relieved from Scott’s brain, he had a large ischemic stroke.

Scott is currently in a long term care facility. He will move to an inpatient rehabilitation center when he is able. At this point in Scott’s recovery, his physicians are unsure how much of his mobility he will regain. If he is using a walker or a wheelchair when he comes home, it will be a challenge to get him to the porch of the house due to the sidewalk and driveway being unpaved.

With Dena being a stay-at-home mom, and Scott being out of work, they are in need of assistance. The Ruthvens hope to raise $6,700 through RedBasket.org to offset the cost of Scott’s medical treatments and make handicap-accessible modifications to their home. “If our goal through Red Basket is fulfilled, it will take away lot of worrying about how we will pay Scott’s medical bills,” said Dena. By making a tax-deductible donation to the Ruthven family’s story, you will help make a tremendous difference in their lives. Donate and share their story today!

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From: Anonymous |
Dean, I didn't mean for this to be anonymous. I'm John Gibbs from the Lexington UMC. God Bless!

From: Anonymous |
Your family has been on our church's prayer list for some time and we will continue to lift you up to the Lord!

Thank you so much!!
dena Ruthven

From: Anonymous |
Your family has been on our church's prayer list for some time and we will continue to lift you up to the Lord!

Questions (1) Questions (1)
From: Anonymous |
The Lexington UMC would like to see if we can help with building wheelchair ramp. Please contact me, 512-751-3923.

Hi, I will give you a call this week. Thank you so much!
dena Ruthven

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