Medical issues beyond what most of us could ever imagine have hit this family very hard, all within the last two months.
The sons of Stryder and Janelle Scofield have each been the victim of severe medical issues.
Spencer, age 12, spent six weeks at Doernbecher’s and at Legacy Emanuel in Portland returning home with his family only a few days before his brother, Brycen, age 9, was critically injured in an ATV accident. Now he is in Portland.
Spencer collapsed while at school on April 1. He was diagnosed with transverse myelitis. It is a neurological disorder where inflammation in the spinal cord damages the nerve’s protective cover. He is recuperating slowly and is now at least able to walk but he has no feeling in his limbs.
On May 13, Brycen was riding the family’s all-terrain-vehicle to go feed the animals at their home on Butte Falls Highway when he crashed. He was severely burned and is in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, according to family friend, Emily McIntire He is in a medically induced coma and in critical condition with burns on his head and body.
Randy and Emily McIntire, who own Figaro’s Pizza, in Eagle Point, will give 25 percent of the proceeds of all pizza orders on Thursday, May 27, to the Scofield family. Figaro’s is located at 11264 Hwy. 62, in Eagle Point.
Cash donations may be made at any PremierWest Bank in the name of Brycen Scofield.
By Nancy Leonard
Of the Independent