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A conversation with Scott during which he talked about death, revealed a great deal about him.


"I can't fully say that I'm not afraid to die - I just don't know. I'm convinced that there's a plan. There's a reason for everything that happens - why people come into our lives. . ."

"There's triumph after tragedy, I'm convinced. I'm glad I think that way."

"My friends are so negative. My best friend says, 'I think you just lie in the ground'. "I don't want him to think that way after I'm gone."

One day after Thanksgiving he watched On Golden Pond three times.

Soon after the day that Scott talked about these things, he became very sick. He developed an AIDS related brain disease that left him paralyzed and unable to speak. His brain remained clear as far as his doctors could tell, for most of the time until his death in early December.

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