We might not have months or years, but we have moments. Thousands upon thousands of them. Let’s take each moment, seize it and wring it dry.”
Emma Scott, Full Tilt

This is with a huge sadness that I learned today that Isabel, Emma Scott’s daughter won’t be saved.

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” Hey all. I wish I had better news to report but it is to my heart’s greatest agony that I don’t.

Yesterday afternoon we received an update about Isabel’s condition that wasn’t what we were hoping for. After much discussion with the doctors,nursing staff, chaplain, social workers, and Bill and myself, we have come to the decision to let her go. Medically and spiritually, it is what’s best for her. If there were options to take that would give her a chance, we would take them. With every fiber of my being, I wish that were so, but we have had some time to see with our eyes and hearts, that this it isn’t possible.

Over the course of the last four days, while these horrific realities were crashing into us, we have witnessed an outpouring of support and love from you that has frankly been a miracle of comfort and hope. First with thoughts and prayers in an unending wave of love, and then in the form of the fundraiser which, to me, isn’t so much about dollars as a manifestation of your incredible generosity of spirit. Many might feel helpless, but I want you to know that your love is part of HOW we are getting through this. And for that, I can never thank you enough.

Tomorrow is when we will say goodbye and I feel I won’t be in a place to say more for awhile. Already I don’t have the ability to say the millions of things I want to say and feel and cry over right now, but I want everyone to know that Isabel was the most special of girls. A light that was so bright and so beautiful, I could talk about her (and will) all the rest of my life and never come close to conveying all that she was. I want to celebrate her, and give thanks that I had this incredible child and that she chose us. And if there is something good to come out of something this horrific, it’s that she will be remembered and honored for the amazing human being she is, and that I will carry my love for her with me all the days of my life.

I have not yet begun to grasp the future that awaits. I’m on an autopilot of shock and the enormity of it is too much to comprehend. But I am lifted up by this community and that means so much. Thank you for all you have done for me and my family. Thank you.”

I am sorry as these last days my posts have not been cheerful but I got to know Emma as a friend and I am a mom and …I have no words left.

Thank you for all your thoughts and support to Emma.


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  1. My Heart goes out to Emma, especially since I lost my Husband the day after our 43 wedding anniversary. He died last month on May 18th, due to a massive Heart Attack. We are all only one heartbeat away from the present and eternity. I also know that the loss of a child is felt so much more than the the loss loss of a husband.

    1. This is awful Nancy and you know, a loss is a loss. You are entitled to grieve and feel lost <3

  2. I still cannot wrap my head around it. It’s like for four days we were all suspended, but somehow optimistic that it was going to be all okay. I wish Emma and William all the strength in the universe because there is nothing they need more right now.

  3. So so sorry to hear. She looked like she was a sweet little girl. So young!! 🙁 Tons of positives and prayers sent to you and Emma.