The mission of Scott’s House, a 501c3 New Mexico Non-Profit, is to provide a free social model hospice residence for end of life and respite in Santa Fe, NM.
Scott Carl was born in 1965 and grew up in the Santa Cruz mountains of California with his two brothers., Sam and Johnathan. At age 19, Scott made a journey to Australia. After having been in Australia for only four weeks he was accosted in a stairwell when coming upon a burglary. He was pushed down a stairwell where he was discovered about eight hours later in a coma. After being in a coma for four months , he came out of the coma, however was a quadriplegic and in a foreign country. He had no medical insurance and his mother was required to get volunteers for his care in both Australia and later England. Scott’s House is dedicated to Scott’s life. He died in 1989.
Glenys was born in Wales and grew up in Cardiff and the Pembrokeshire coast. She immigrated to to Detroit with her three little boys in 1969 where she was involved in the creation of the first Head Start. After losing her son Scott in 1989, she moved to Santa Fe, NM where she threw herself into hospice work. Drawing upon her experience of caring for Scott and training over 400 volunteers to assist with his care, in 2005 she formed Coming Home Connection, a volunteer and low-cost home care agency. In 2018, she passed Coming Home Connection to a new board and executive director to concentrate on opening Scott’s House.
In this inspirational book Glenys describes her fight to rehabilitate Scott after the doctors advised that no more could be done to help his mobility and he should be put in a home. Glenys was determined she would look after Scott herself and teach him to walk again. Scott’s courage and his mother’s determination to give him the best possible life imbue with book with a powerful message of hope. Purchase a signed paperback book today to help support Scott’s House.
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