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HealScottFrost.org was created by friends and family of Scott Frost to raise money to help defray the tremendous costs of his recovery and rehabilitation from a May 10, 2009 off-road dirt bike accident that damaged his spinal cord and left him temporarily paralyzed from the neck down.  Funds raised also will be used to support a non-profit foundation being created to benefit patients and families of spinal cord injuries.
Heal Scott Frost

Heal Scott Frost

We’d be very grateful to anyone reading this blog who has an extra $100 and a generous heart to help get Scott back on his feet and sleeping in his own bed again.

On the day of the accident, difficulties in getting medical rescue to Scott nearly resulted in his death. A friend riding with him witnessed the accident and spent 50 minutes fighting desperately with the 911 operator to direct police and fire and rescue to the unmarked area accessible only to off-road capable vehicles.  Scott’s friend also tried unsuccessfully to get a LifeFlight helicopter dispatched, but Henderson, NV rescue protocols require an on-scene determination before a chopper can be launched. 

Believing he was dying, Scott asked his friend to get his family on the phone and he told his two teenage children and their mother goodbye.  After losing consciousness and nearly an hour after the accident, the LifeFlight helicopter finally reached the scene. 

Scott was taken by helicopter to UMC Trauma Center where he was determined to have suffered a central core contusion of the cervical spine, torn anterior cervical ligaments, a herniated disc between C3-C4, a broken nose and dislocated left shoulder.  He spent nine days in the ICU and underwent a five-hour surgery to repair his neck, which included fusing the C3 and C4 vertebrae.

He now is a patient at Desert Canyon Rehabilitation Hospital (DCRH) where he remains until he rehabilitates enough to safely continue his recovery at home.  The quality of care and intensive therapy he is receiving at DCRH is exceptional.  The medical director and staff believe his progress is nothing short of phenomenal, but also acknowledge it will be months, if not more than a year, before he regains most or all of his original abilities.

The costs for Scott’s medical treatment and rehabilitation already are substantial. Just two months after the accident, the bills have topped a quarter-million dollars.  Insurance will make a dent in the total cost of his full recovery and rehabilitation, however Scott will be left with bills amounting to tens of thousands of dollars, and ongoing rehab will cost thousands per month.

Scott is now working with his friends to help him create a foundation based in Southern Nevada that will provide services regionally to spinal cord injury patients and their families.  An entrepreneur and single father, he also continues to run his nightlife entertainment company – Titan Nightlife Group – and raise his two teenagers.

Thank you for your consideration.

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