- Aug 1, 1997
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- Sunset, La
Click here to support Fundraiser for Sheena Whitewing and her 2 children organized by Andrus Whitewing
On Saturday, August 10, my son-in-law, Scott Andrew Schaedel, died suddenly at the age of 43 from an apparent heart attack. Scott was a great father to his two young children; daughter, Arya (5), and son, Uriah (2). He loved his kids with everything he was. He was a hard-working husband, and trea...
The above gofundme link is in regard to the post that I made in the this thread, which I've copied my original post below.
Thanks again for all of the thoughts, prayers and offers of financial support that resulted in the creation of this fundraiser. To those that donate, The Whitewing and Schaedel families will be forever grateful.
Edit: Since I have been asked several times, I am adding alternative donation options.
-You can click on the Donation button link in the bottom left of the header and use either paypal or stripe. Please add a note that it is for Sheena and the kids so I don't confuse it with SR contributions.
-You can use cashapp and send to $AndrusWhitewing
-You can send through mail to:
392 Highway 182,
Sunset, La. 70584
My son-in-law Scott (my daughter-Sheena's spouse) died suddenly in my home tonight, from what the coroner thinks was a massive coronary caused by a blood clot in his neck, but will have to confirm.
I had just gotten back from having a birthday dinner with my wife in Carencro. We stopped at Firehouse Subs and McDonalds and got Sheena and the grandkids some fast food on the way back home.
When we got home, I saw Scott, asked him if he wanted some McDonalds and he said he wasn't hungry. I then saw him walk towards his room. My daughter said that she had gone off to take a bath, and I went to my PC to update the news here.
Not that long thereafter my daughter runs into my office in a panic and says she can't wake Scott up. I ran into his room and began to shake him to try to wake him up, no response. I checked his pulse. No pulse! He was purple and not breathing. I immediately began CPR and Sheena called 911. We (my son Andre, Sheena and I) continued CPR while being coached online by the 911 respondent. The police showed up about 10 minutes later and helped with the CPR, then a few minutes later the EMT's showed up. They worked on Scott for 20 minutes... tried everything, and then called it. Just like that, he was gone.
A little later, Sheena told her daughter Arya of her fathers passing, and I think that I am more devastated by that than anything. Naturally it is extremely hard to see your daughter in so much pain, but young grand children? Devastating!
Scott was 43 years old, a big Saints fan, as you can imagine, and was seemingly in good health. He loved his 2 kids (5 year old daughter and 2.5 year old son, my grandchildren) dearly, and was a very good father to them, as well as he was a spouse to Sheena. .
For that, and many other reasons, I loved Scott, too! But I don't care about me here, I am deeply concerned about my daughter and grand children. Of course Sheena is devastated. Since Sheena is stricken with MS, is physically disabled, and really can't work, It looks like my wife will have to take care of them, which I am more than happy to do, but I am no spring chicken. What happens when we are gone?
My wife and I had moved them all back to our home in Louisiana from Colorado a few months back due to them struggling financially, and they simply couldn't make it up there. It wasn't for the lack of trying. Scott did his best. It just didn't work out. He had no insurance of any sort, and no money. I am just sitting here thinking about how to move forward. The downturn in the Oil business that started in late 2015, in addition to helping to keep Scott and Sheena afloat destroyed my wife and I financially, as we were both out of work for two years ourselves. So I don't know what to do here. The Melancon funeral home people left with his body about an hour ago, and I told them I would call them tomorrow to make the arrangements.
Anyone have any experience with this? Do funeral homes finance funerals?
Sorry, I am simply in shock and not thinking straight. So forgive me if I seem a bit off. There are a 1000 things going on in my mind at the moment. Naturally for something like this, I turn to the community. It seems most of my friends in life are rooted here.