Friend asks for prayer for Scoggins
Jan 05, 2014 | 1105 views | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend | print
To The Editor:

Kevin Scoggins suffers with cancer and is on his 38th day at Memorial Hospital [as of this writing].

I am asking that we as a community — on behalf of all of his friends and colleagues, and his sweet wife, Leisa, who has been there every step of the way while doing her best to continue working and to be at the hospital — offer our encouragement to this family.

Leisa Scoggins schedules her life in steps, goal by goal, procedure by procedure, in this battle against cancer. She encourages her husband constantly. Even though she is not diagnosed with cancer, she lives as though she has it.

The short time I have known her at William J. Brown & Associates, she has taught me to never give up and is truly living on prayers. It’s not easy for this family, but they are committed to each other.

She shared with me recently that their son, Zack Scoggins, has a sinus infection and that he went straight to the doctor and asked if they would give him a shot so that if his dad, Kevin Scoggins, is released, his sinus infection will not prevent his dad from coming home.

This family is amazingly resilient! This family is proud, but don’t forget that they need our support. Leisa Scoggins needs that support. If you know her, please call her or send her a card. Just let her know she is not alone.

Sickness isolates those in its path and during this holiday season people are lonely, burdened down.

Luke 10: 28-30 says, “28. Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

For the Scoggins’ family, we are praying for them. But, we need to support them on so many other levels, whether it be as a friend, colleague or a complete stranger.

An account has been set up in the name of Leisa Scoggins at Regions Bank on North Ocoee Street in Cleveland to help with mounting medical bills and the costs of traveling back and forth to Chattanooga, and on to Nashville soon.

For those who have already given, many thanks and may God bless you.

I want to ask everyone who knows the Scoggins family, or anyone touched by this story, to reach out to this family and to pray for them.

— Rhonda C. Clement


(Editor’s Note: For readers who might be unfamiliar with this story, Kevin Scoggins’ fight for life has been featured twice in the Cleveland Daily Banner over the past few months. One article came as a “Personality Profile,” and the other was an appeal for bone marrow donors during a pre-Christmas community screening on his behalf.)