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Officer Fighting For Survival

Ebensburg Borough Police Officer Scott Stoltz has worked in the community since 2005, and then in November he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor.

EBENSBURG, CAMBRIA COUNTY--- Ebensburg Borough Police Officer Scott Stoltz has worked in the community since 2005, and then in November he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor.

“A couple of months ago, I was very tired, sleeping a lot,” said Stoltz.  “Then it was a Friday my wife’s sister cut my hair and noticed my face drooping a little, next day got tested found out it was cancer.”

Stoltz said that moment his life changed.

“No matter how healthy you are anything can happen.”

“Who would have thought something like this would have had happened, but it can happen to anyone,” said his wife Melissa.

The last few months Scott has been going to Pittsburgh for intense treatments.  He is apart of a clinical trial that requires him to spend half of every month in treatments.  He said the love and support of his family, friends and community is what gets him through it.

“It is very humbling to know how people feel and care about you,” said Stoltz.  “It makes you feel good.”

Scott and Melissa said they know they have long road ahead of them but have each other to get them through it.

“We have been through a lot but this has brought us closer,” said Melissa.

A fund to help cover medical cost has been set up at First Commonwealth Bank in care of ‘Officer Scott Stoltz Fund.

A benefit is in the works to take place in February for information you can contact the Ebensburg Police Department at 814-472-8930 or email thestoltzfamily@yahoo.com .

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