A Tribute to a Brave Young Man: Eshton Scott Hewitt 12/1/94 – 4/6/11
With current treatments, the vast majority of individuals with hemophilia can live long, fulfilling lives. However, better treatments are not a cure. Many still deal with the immune response to clotting factors known as inhibitors which can lead to continued bleeding and joint damage. In a few rare cases, the complications can be even more severe.
Eshton Scott of Genesee, MI was one of those rare cases. Eshton died of complications of his hemophilia on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at the tender age of 16. From his obituary: “He touched and influenced more people in his short 16 years of life than most people do in a lifetime. He touched everyone’s heart that met him. He fought a good fight.”