Scott Lowe visited the Healthcare classes at Lumpkin County High School on September 4, 2015. Scott is a 37 year old quadriplegic and is currently on a ventilator. He spent the day sharing his story with the students at LCHS. When Scott was 16, he was left paralyzed from a car accident when his vehicle hydroplaned and hit a culvert. He was not wearing his seatbelt causing him to be thrown in the windshield and breaking his neck. Scott wasn’t given a strong chance to live through the night but through the support of his family, friends and medical team he is here 21 years later to tell his story.
Scott is a huge advocate of seatbelt safety. He has even visited Washington D.C. to share his testimony. While at LCHS, Scott spoke about the importance of wearing seat belts, his personal, challenging medical issues and about his daily struggles as a result of the accident. The students were amazed with Scott’s inspirational story and his outgoing personality.
Scott’s current struggle is in raising enough money to purchase a new handicap accessible van for his personal transportation to medical appointments, visiting family, and for daily outings. The HOSA chapter at LCHS awarded Scott with $1,353 dollars raised from a variety of fundraisers.
HOSA will continue to raise money throughout the school year to help Scott fundraise for a new van. If you would like to contribute to this amazing cause please email Lumpkin County High School Advisor, Amber Gilleland at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject, "Scott Lowe Fundraiser."