Darren Scott’s baby in cancer battle

By admin
16 March 2012

She was rocking her baby to sleep when she felt it: a huge lump on the right side of his body. She closed her eyes and froze. “The first thing I thought was, ‘Please, God, don’t let it be a tumour’.”

But just days later her and her husband’s worst fears were confirmed: their precious 15-month-old son had cancer.

Now Sarah-Kate (29) and Darren Scott’s (48) lives are a whirlwind of hospitals and doctors as their bewildered little Mark starts the treatment that they hope will return him to full health.

But there’s a long road ahead: Mark will need chemo, then surgery, then more chemo over the next six months or so. The Scotts, exhausted and terrified, are battling to come to terms with their new reality – a shocking blow just as they felt their lives were getting back on track.

YOU’s Gloria Edwards spoke to the Scotts. Read more in YOU 22 March 2012.

• The Scotts have started a trust fund for Mark. The details are: Veneziano Incorporated Trust Account, Standard Bank, Castle Walk branch, Branch code 014645, Account number 411373749, Ref: Mark Scott Special Needs Trust Fund.

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