By: Kelly Schlicht Email
By: Kelly Schlicht Email

This is Scott Holman’s victory lap.

“I knew I wasn't going to give up,” says Holman. “I have to live for my kids and my wife."

Holman was diagnosed in February with T-cell leukemia/lymphoma, an often deadly type of cancer.

“I had five rounds of chemo and I had a bone marrow transplant,” says Holman.

Scott says he drew strength and hope to face his battle with cancer because his son had dealt with spina bifida.

“I saw all the stuff he went through, and I though if he can go through all the surgeries and things at such a young age, I can be tough like him,” says Holman.

The loving support of his family may help heal him, but it doesn't take away the burden of the medical bills for Holman’s treatments. So friends and neighbors like Sue Devine decided to pitch in for a relay-for-life style benefit, called Hoof It For the Holmans, even if the stars of the event were a little reluctant at first.

“They're a very proud family, the type that would give the shirt off their back for everyone," says Devine.

Devine says her husband's own battle with cancer made her want to help the Holmans.

“They had helped us,” she says. “It was a shock but I knew we were going to do something."

With this understanding and support, friends say the Holmans are staying hopeful.

“Giving up is just not in their vocabulary," says Devine.

Friends say Holman has given them a new hope in the goodness of others.

"With all these people loving and giving,” says Devine, “My faith has been renewed."

With his cancer in remission, Holman says he'll keep walking strong.

“It's still a long journey ahead,” says Holman.

For on this path to recovery, he'll never walk alone.

The benefit for Scott Holman continues Saturday night until 11pm at the Moose Lodge on Curvue Road in Eau Claire.

You can also make donations the benefit for Scott Holman at any RCU Bank branch.

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  • by Tim Location: Eau Claire on Oct 25, 2009 at 05:23 PM
    Thank you to those who donated time, talent, and treasure for Scott Holman and his family. The day was a huge success!
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