The family of a young man from Carol Stream with Down syndrome is organizing a card drive to lift his spirits as he will miss his favorite holiday, Halloween.
Scott Schneider, 21, is hospitalized in the intensive care unit at Central DuPage Hospital due to complications from a virus that progressed to pneumonia in both lungs just a little over a week ago.
According to an email from Schneider's uncle, Robert Hansen:
Halloween is his all time favorite holiday, he talks about it year-round and his favorite song is "Monster Mash".
Though finally told by the doctors that he'll be ok, he is still in intensive care on a ventilator and will be in the hospital on his big day and won't be able to go trick-or-treating with his dad as he did last year.
To help lighten his sadness of missing his day, we're hoping to get as many people as possible to send him a Halloween card.
Thank you all so much for your thoughts and prayers as Scottie goes through this.
Hansen said Scottie's interests are monsters, dogs, cheeseburgers, anything Disney and comedian Jeff Dunham who he recently saw perform at the Horseshoe Casino in Indiana.
A student at Glenbard South High School, Schneider also participates in Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA) programs, including acting roles in plays. Schneider also participates in the STARS programs at College Church in Wheaton.
Schneider splits living between Carol Stream with his mom, Camille Maco, and Oakbrook Terrace with his father, Bill Schneider.
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