Nearly everyone has been affected by a medical crisis of some sort. Typically, disappointment, fear and discouragement settle on family and friends. Support from others is extremely important when dealing with a family member’s medical issues. Regular activities and schedules and even jobs are sometimes set aside to take care of their unique needs. We’ve been there.
When 10 year-old Scott Banke was diagnosed with a rare type of bone cancer on his mother’s birthday in July of 1999, family and friends supported them in a variety of ways. They provided meals, spent time with their daughter, visited them at the hospital, sent cards, wishes and prayers, decorated their house with Christmas lights, and brought snow and built a snowman in their front yard even when there was no snow in town and much more.
After the two-year battle, and in memory of Scott Banke, the mission began. Scott had an unexplainable impact on many people. That’s the reason why his closest adult friends had such a passion to make something good out of something bad. Almost immediately, the idea and vision of a huge indoor play structure, free and open to the community was brought to the Banke family for approval. This was one way to honor the boy who made everyone smile. The family’s consent launched a series of opportunities for Scotty’s friends, the community and beyond
Today See Ya Later provides camps for kids, scholarships to help students continue their education, resources to families, and much more.