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I heard about this guy while visiting the McCall Smokejumper Base...they told me that he jumped for 21 years, is one hell of a great guy, a fantastic artist (I saw his stuff...excellent!), and his wife's a local teacher in McCall.
I donated $$ while at the Jump-Base, and since we're all full of a little cash now, all of us can easily pitch in to help Scott out!

Help Scott Anderson!

by chuck sheley
posted: September 16, 2007

A "Friends - Helping - Friends" Request Scott Anderson (MYC-84) has been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

At this time (Sept. 2007), Scott has been hospitalized in Boise for over nine weeks and has undergone four rounds of chemotherapy. He will require a bone marrow transplant at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance within the month.

Thankfully, Scott's personal health insurance should cover most of the $350,000 in medical expenses. Unfortunately, it does not cover many of their out of state expenses and medical items like: transportation, living expenses near the medical center, donor search fees, and other non-covered hospital/medical costs.

It is expected that these non-covered medical and other miscellaneous expenses will easily exceed $10,000. This is your opportunity to assist the Anderson’s during this phase of Scott’s treatment and those additional financial burdens certain to come.

In order to help them, a tax-deductible account has been established in Scott’s name with the National Transplant Assistance Fund. The NTAF is a nonprofit organization that has been helping the transplant community for over 20 years.

All donations will go directly into an account designated for medical related expenses and are tax deductible. The initial goal is to raise $9,000 to $10,000 to assist the Anderson family for the uncovered medical costs and expenses during the estimated three-month treatment period in Seattle.

This is an opportunity to help a fellow jumper in need. Your contribution in any amount will go a long way in helping the Anderson’s through this trying time.

Make checks payable to: NTAF NationalTransplant Assistance Fund

Print in memo section: In Honor of Scott B. Anderson

Send to:
NTAF 150 N. Radnor Chester Road, Suite F-120 Radnor, PA 19087

To make a credit card donation, please call NTAF at (800)-642-8399 or go on line to If you have any further questions or need assistance with this process, contact Rich Caballero at (208) 871-1557 or Marie Bates at (208) 387-5506.

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