Wednesday, September 17, 2008

9/17/2008

Hey Scott!



I wanted to let you know that I have set aside November 1st for the portrait day fundraiser for your family. I’m working on the details for getting the word out and hopefully it will have so much interest there will need to be a second day!! J



Here’s what I want to do:

People come down to my studio in Tacoma and have their family/kids etc photographs taken. Normally I charge for the session but instead, they can donate to your family in lieu of the session fee. 100% of that would go to you. Whatever prints they order, 50% of the profit will go towards your family. I figure this will be perfect timing for Christmas photos so hopefully everyone will come for this event instead of a quick snapshot at the mall.



I have a friend working on putting together a press release so that we can send this out to the community and get things rolling.



Any thoughts?





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58 comments:

Bryn and Blaine said...

Glad that your home Carol and glad that all the fundraisers have been successful. God does hear and answer prayers.

belted said...

Dear Scott,

I am a good friend of Megan's and run a boutique out of Maple Valley. We would like to hold a silent auction for Carol at our October show and wanted to know if that was ok with you. We've already linked your donation site to our website as many of our vendors are in the stake.
My contact info:
biancajcollings@gmail.com
Website:www.sassymei.com

ellsworth family said...

Scott & Carol,
I heard about you from a friend of a friend of yours. I started reading your blog (from the beginning) yesterday and have kept reading it every chance I got. I wanted to say that the two of you are amazing! Scott, I love that you have been researching and taking initiative throughout all this (even if the doctors might not have appreciated it at times. he he). You continue to have a positive attitude and outlook. And even through all this you are still spending time with your daughters. I am sure Chloe especially needs that at this time. Carol you ROCK! I don't even know you, but I love the little bit about you that I have experienced. Your humor and positive attitude for sure!, your strength, your acceptance of the situation. I am sure there is a long road to recovery and there will be ups and downs along the way, but I don't doubt that all will turn out well.
I was born and raised in the tri-city area (Basin City, but now live in Idaho). I read that there were fundraisers going on there. Even though I am not directly associated with you guys, I feel a connection some how (and Carol you look so darn familiar to me).
Anyway, I hope it is not too weird having a complete stranger comment on your blog. But I am sure you are used to complete strangers by now.
You are in my thoughts and prayers. I am excited to continue reading about your recovery. I know you know this, but there are so many people concerned for your family that you have no idea about.
God does hear and answer our prayers. I know there are so many wonderful experiences in your future that are just waiting to happen and you have two beautiful daughters to share it all with. You truely are blessed!

THE MORTENSENS said...

I am a stranger but heard about your story through another blog. I will be praying for your family and wishing you all the best.

Laurie said...

Scott, I'm another stranger that heard about your story. I noticed that Carol had C. Diff - my daughter had that, it's really hard to get rid of...taking a product called Culturelle will really help with the prospect of relapse. It also helps the immune system. Just thought I'd let you know...best wishes and prayers.

Julie said...

I found you through another blog, and just wanted to say that you are all in my prayers.

Jaina said...

Hi, I'm happy to hear that things are improving. I found you through CJane, Nie's sister. I am praying for your family and particularly for Carol. I hope that she continues to improve.

Rachel said...

Yet another stranger offering up prayers and love for your family. ♥

Sher said...

I read about you through the blogsophere. I can't believe something like this could happen! I pray for you and your family, and hope that something good can come from this.
How can I help?

L.G. Fife said...

I also found you through a friends blog- I think your amazaing Scott!

Keli said...

I, too, found you through CJane. I went through and read your entire blog from beginning to end. I just lost my mom to cancer, and can honestly say I know how heart wrenching it can be to watch a loved one suffer. You have a wonderful spirit, and Carol is one tough cookie! Hang in there, and know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Mikki said...

I just stumbled across you through cjane's blog as well. Oh my gosh. Words cannot express what I'm feeling for your family right now. I'm so glad that Carol is home now, but I'm sure the journey is only just beginning. I would love to do something. I will be focusing on something in the next couple of days. My prayers are with your family. I just can't imagine all you've already been through.

Tanja said...

I do not know you but heard this morning of your story on the C Jane Enjoy It blog. This is such a horrific trial to endure. I've spent the last hour reading the entire blog and am so impressed, Scott, by your spirit of strength. You are being an amazing husband and father. I can't imagine how hard this must be on you, your wife and your beautiful children. Carol is a champ! I have now words for how impressive her fight has been! My heart breaks and yet is so full for your pain and how blessed you are to have Carol here and recovering. My family will pray for you.

Garinee said...

Hi Scott,

I just came across your blog and read up on your amazing journey. I want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you, Carol, Chloe and Safiya. You are an inspiring person. Stay strong and positive for your beautiful family.

Ben, Rebecca, Natali, & Isaac said...

I came across your blog and story from another blog. I am at a loss as to what to say to offer comfort except that your family and sweet wife will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Hipmomofboyz said...

I just found your blog. I have read your story and my prayers go out to you and your family.

Tania said...

Dear Scott,
I came across your blog today as it was linked to C Jane's blog, where she asked for prayers for your family today, as well as for her own (her sister and brother-in-law were in a recent plane crash and are in critical condition)

Your story brought tears to my eyes - both because of the frustration I feel for your family, but also for the strength you have all displayed. I pray for you to stay strong as you care for Carol and your daughters - what a wonderful husband you are! I pray for Carol to keep up her strength and to keep fighting both mentally and physically as she has been. I'm so impressed by her courage. And of course I pray for your daughters that they grow with strength and joy.

Sending you all hugs and warms wishes from Virginia.

Tania

*Lissa* said...

I came across your blog today and am amazed by both yours and Carol's strength and courage. I will be thinking of you and praying for Carol's continued recovery.

Sabrina said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers... sending some love your way...

Lucille Alexandra said...

You are all in my prayers, and your strength and unconditional love for one another brings tears to my eyes. Your family is a true inspiration. God bless all of you.

Steph said...

I'm a stranger and came upon your blog today.

I just got done reading your whole blog, from start to 9/17.

Life is fragile. So fragile.

Some words I recognized, as my husband and I had to save our son from brain cancer and many infections....debridement, integra, wound vac, graft donor site, c.diff, .... It is like one thing after another....

I never understood when people posted on my blog that they "just came upon it and read the whole thing...." But, I do now. I get it. You've touched me. Right now. And, forever.

My life is calm again, and I'm praying, for you, for Carol, for your baby girls, that you may feel the calm again. You deserve many blessings. I can tell you and Carol are the type of people that can feel the blessing of the present, even through the pain....

God Bless.

I've subscribed to your blog with bloglines and will pray for you all.

Jamie said...

I also found your blog after reading c jane enjoy it. My prayers are with you.

E and T said...

I have just come across from c jane's blog. I am yet to read all of your blog, but have read parts of it and wanted to let you know that your family, particularly Carol will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Love
Elise

Ben and Andria said...

I too found your blog through another blog. My heart is full for you and your family. You are an amazing father and husband, and the strength you and Carol have found is incredible. Thank you for your example. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Shannon and Carey said...

Good Evening from Austin,
I just found your Blog via The Nielson Blog. I quickly scanned the posts about your wife Carol. We send our love and prayers to you and your family. Bless you all and your little children. (we too had the NICU experience with our twins)
Hello to Carol from the Best Family
Shannon and Carey
Abigail and Porter Best

Shannon Harris said...

Im another "stranger" who got your blog through CJane bless her heart and I read it from start to finish. I can honestly say I don't feel like a stranger anymore. I will be keeping you and Carol and your beautiful babies in my prayers and my thoughts. I don't understand why these things happen but Carol is obviously very strong and has such an amazing support system. God bless!

mayday said...

I am another that found your blog via CJane. I am tremendously touched by your experience. I can't even imagine in a million years what something like this is like. You will be in my prayers and I pray that Carol continues to recover well and that your family will continue to have strength to get through this ordeal. I really believe that every event that happens in our lives, good or bad, has a purpose and we grow, learn, and become stronger. I believe the same for your family. I wish you and your family the absolute best.

Erin Kennemer said...

i too just found your blog through cjane's (whom i dont know either)... ive read your entire story from beginning til today, and shared a brief summary with my husband... your stregth amazes me. just wanted to let u know that our prayers are with your family!!!!

Andrea said...

Stranger here too and deeply touched by your story. Wish I could be of help. My thought and prayers will be with you. If for any reason you ever need photographic services I'd be happy to offer them for free. My prayers are with you!

becky ward said...

scott & carol,

i came across your story through cjane's blog as well. and like most of the others i had to read it from the beginning. the strength and courage you all are demonstarting is impressive! anyone who visits this blog will leave a stronger, more courageous, and more grateful person. you will be mentioned in MANY PRAYERS during your journey...mine included.

sending prayers and love from idaho!

lisa said...

I also came across your blog thru c jane's. Your family will be in our prayers. I hope you can find the peace, strength, and hope you need at this time.

Emily said...

I sometimes CANNOT believe what life throws at us sometimes. SO sorry to hear about what you are going through. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this recovery time together! Lots of luck!!!

LuckyLouie said...

Scott,
Prayers coming up from Portland, OR. Blessings, peace, love and light to all of you!

sjaroberts said...

Hello, I too am a stranger that was directed to your blog from cjane. I read your entire blog and was blown away by your entire family's courage, strength and perserverence. My heart goes out to you all and Carol for all she has had and continues to endure. You have a beautiful family and I will include you all in my daily prayers.

God Bless,
Stacy from Wisconsin

marie bailey said...

WOW!!! Scott, Carol and Girls!!! Can you even believe how many people today have read your blog?!?!?! I'm so amazed and full of tears reading all the comments today. God is amazing how He reaches so many. I'm so relieved that you all received a good night sleep. Always thinking/praying and sending positive thoughts your way! I can't tell you in the last week how many people I've said to "google" Scott and Carol Decker and to read from the beginning...I want as many people praying and sending well wishes as we can get!

With much LOVE,
Marie

Erica said...

Sending my love!

Mom of 2 Cuties said...

Another stranger here sending lots of love your way. I truly believe in the power of prayer and am sending them your way.
Carol, you are an example of strength and Scott, I can "feel" the love you have for your family through all your posts. Please continue to keep us updated on your progress, we are rooting for you!

Danielle said...

I also found your blog through cjane's. You have an amazing family. You and your sweet wife and daughters will be in my thoughts and prayers, every day. Best of luck to you.

Brittan said...

Scott and Carol, I too read about you in Cjane's blog and realized that I know you two from Rick's. I was very close to Josh our freshman year, and although you probably don't remember me, I remember both of you and I have been deeply touched by your blog and the strength that you have both demonstrated throughout this grave trial! You are both so strong and your girls are beautiful. Your little family has touched so many of us out here in the blogger world. You have made me want to be better, be a better mother, hold my own babies a little closer, for a little longer. I am sending lots of prayers your way! Tell hello to Josh!

CARN said...

I am very sorry to hear of your story. I hope I do not offend you by saying the following. I am an RN in CA and have 16 years of healthcare experience, 5 of those solely in Labor & Delivery. From the little I have read of your story and birth comments, Medical Malpractice comes to my mind. Yes, I know the past can not be changed but your future could be helped. I would strongly suggest pursuing this avenue if not already looking in to it. Again I mean no disrespect by saying this. I pray your family will continue to be blessed. Very Respectfully, RN in CA

Christyawan said...

Reading your blog, and the stories. I speachless now...

Your family so powerfull, You have great faith.

Mattsmom said...

Wow. Here we are. Strangers, yet linked somehow. Blogs tend to do that lately. Thank you for allowing the blog world to experience the miracles, the heartache, and devotion to family that you truly represent. I linked through cjane...and have been touched by your story. My husband and I will be praying for you...and hoping that the recovery will be swift and complete.

dave.heather said...

Hi Carol and Scott ~ I just read your entire blog back to front and I just wanted to say that you're all amazing. Scott - you've done a wonderful job taking care of your family. Carol - way to be strong and survive this ordeal. Your girls are just darling. I'll be carrying you all in my heart during these next couple of months while you continue to recover and adjust. All my best, Heather

Lauren said...

Prayers from Cairo...

vivi said...

hi scott and carol and little two princess
i'm vivi from argentina, found you through nienie's blog today, and knew all about your story
send you from far far away a big kiss, glad to hear carol is improving, and of course me and my family will be thinking and praying for you all
sorry for my poor english, the feelings are inside the heart even though
kisses vivi

Gigi said...

I found your blog through Nie's blog as well. Sending prayers and hugs to you and your entire family. God Bless!

Karie said...

I am praying for your family.

Lindsey said...

I also found your blog through CJane's. I read your blog from beginning to now and am so moved. You, your wife and your children are in my thoughts and prayers....all the way from Florida.

Tracy Alter said...

Carol,

I am so happy that you are finally home with Scott and the girls. You are in my thoughts and prayers everyday. You both are amazing.

Love,
Tracy

Day said...

A friend sent me a link to your blog and I watched the news story. I know there is true power in prayer and I will be praying for your family. What a beautiful family you are and though we don't understand why we are given certain trials, just by being strong and facing them you have given strength and hope to so many people. God bless your family :)

Lisa said...

I also agree with Carn. It would be nice if the hospital just said "on us" and would foot the bill in a situation like this. I am so glad to hear money is being raised for Carol.

AnneMarie said...

I found your blog through CJane and I was up late into the night reading the entire story. My family's prayers are with yours.

l&jmeeks said...

Another stranger (tired of that line yet?!?) just stopping by to pass along my good thoughts. You guys are amazing...and I'm looking forward to reading the happy ending to this story soon :0)

Lori said...

Thank you! Way excited to just do it, and get it over with. Holy cow! lots of comments. So many care and are constantly thinking of you guys. In our prayers always.
Love
Lori Stafford

Meg said...

I was sent your link by my sister, Keli. I am so sorry to hear of your stuggles, but you are an amazing family, and will make it through this trial. Hang in there, and know that there many many many of us who are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers!

Laurie Farmer Modbe Consultant said...

I have a family of 10 kids and we pray for you daily individually and as a family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. I check your blog daily and hope for the best each day.

Suzanne said...

I also found your blog through C Jane....Just wanted to add that your family, and esp. Carol, is in my prayers. I pray that God grants you all strength and courage in this time, and I pray that God would give you all peace and understanding. You are truly a remarkable husband and father! God bless from SC....
Oh, your girls are absolutely adorabe....what a joy they must be!

bikerbob said...

~*Thoughts and prayers*~ all the way from Australia. Found your blog through CJane too and just wanted to let you know that people all over the world are thinking of you and your wonderful family!