Scott Klasner, 38, was diagnosed with ALS only a few months after marrying the love of his life, Sherry, in May 2014 and at roughly the same time the Ice Bucket Challenge was in full swing. Scott and Sherry took the news as best they could and carried on with their beautiful wedding. As is the case with this disease, it slowly took away Scott's ability to walk, speak, move any extremities and eventually his ability to breathe which resulted in his passing on Friday, May 17, 2019.
My name is Steve Williams and, along with my fellow Scottoberfest Fundraising Organizers Kyle Deutsch, Pete Guntli and Greg Guntli, we would like to take the time to thank everyone for supporting Scott and Sherry over the past several years with the medical expenses they incurred. Going forward, the Scott Klasner ALS Benefit Fund (a 501c3 charitable organization) will transition to raise funds to help people living with ALS and to help find a cure for ALS. The funds will be distributed to individuals living with ALS to ease the financial burden and to organizations helping to find a cure such as Team Gleason or the ALS Association. In addition, funds will be distributed to Scott's high school Alma Mater De Smet Jesuit High School in St. Louis to establish a scholarship fund in his honor.
We would like to thank you in advance for your generosity to honor Scott to ensure something good comes from his passing.