Touching support from community |

Touching support from community

Dear Editor:

Due to the recent loss of a beloved dentist, remarkable father and admirable husband, hundreds of people have come together to show their respect and love for Dr. Scott T. Alter.

Chills run through my body when I think about the love so many people felt for Scott, and I feel proud to be called his daughter. Our family has gone through a lot together, and losing the rock that held us all together has been very difficult. I have never truly understood how many people really cared about our family and Scott. We are truly honored to have a community that has come together and stepped outside of their lives to help us cope after losing our best friend.

From the support and food this amazing town has provided for us, our house is filled with such love and memories that each day we feel the hole in our heart is being patched up. My mother, my brother and I would like to thank everybody who has helped us through this hard time and say that even a hug has made us just a little stronger.

I also would like to send my appreciation to all of the First Response people who came to our house that dreadful night and worked their hardest to save his life. To the first police officer who arrived at our house and left drenched in sweat after giving chest compressions – we will always remember your dedication and commitment to save his life. And from the first two paramedics who showed up to the last 10 who left, you all really showed us that you did everything you could do to try and keep him alive.

We also would like to thank Crossroads Church along with Pastor Dan for the wonderful funeral service; Scott wouldn’t have wished for anything more incredible. Pastor Dan, you really touched our family and gave us hope that we can get through this – thank you for all your wise words. Also, thank you to The Little Nell for the memorial service. It was very generous what you all did for us. Lastly, thank you to the funeral home for taking care of my father for a week and allowing us to visit him whenever possible. You brought smiles to many after the funeral service when your hearse alarm went off, making a devastating situation feel just a little better.

Scott really loved his patients, and it warms my heart to see how much they loved him, as well. Thank you all for your wonderful help and support; we truly feel blessed to have such a wonderful, sympathetic community.

Samantha Lammertz Alter


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