Posted by: Jack Savage | October 1, 2014

RIP Scott Gaulin

It was a privilege to run the 2014 Boston Marathon in honor of Scott Gaulin,  who battled Ocular Melanoma with remarkable grace. On Marathon day in April, while I was running, Scott was in Boston undergoing tests for yet another potential clinical trial.

But by late summer, Scott was in hospice care. He died on Tuesday, Sept. 23. His obituary can be read here:

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/fosters/obituary.aspx?pid=172581500

 

I’m convinced that his own positive attitude gave him added years. Scott’s family did absolutely everything they could to figure out a different outcome, and were incredibly generous in helping raise money for Ocular Melanoma research at Mass Eye and Ear. At his funeral, though it is too late to help Scott, his mother Sandy said to me, “Jack, we have to find a way to beat this thing.”

Yes, we do.

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