Scott Wyant Hospitalized at UCLA

IMG_1768Community leader and recent City Council candidate Scott Wyant has been hospitalized at UCLA following a fall. He has been diagnosed with a brain lesion, and is scheduled for surgery next week. The photo at left shows Scott with a microphone, working as an auctioneer at the last Casino Night fundraiser for the high school.

A long time Planning Commissioner and community activist, Scott served on the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce, and continually delights in making connections with people in Culver City. He was a columnist here at Crossroads during 2010, running under the heading “Looking Forward,” writing about current social dilemmas and possible solutions.

In a recent conversation, he talked about how much he had enjoyed running for city council, particularly the door to door canvass that brought him in contact with voters and gave him the chance to “introduce myself to some new friends.” His loss on the most recent election was softened by declaring that he’s be at it again as soon as the next council race was open.

Today, he’s still just that optimistic. “I’m at the ICU at UCLA,” he writes, “and I have a lesion in  my brain. Not words that I like to type. Surgery next week, something else I don’t like to type either.”

“My thanks to everyone for all the prayers and positive messages. It takes a team of high powered experts to manage my brain. My primary care physician insisted on a a full MRI so they can test for my sense of humor, and be sure they don’t excise it.”

Culver City Crossroads will up date the story as details emerge.

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5 Comments

  1. That’s so typical of Scott..to be so upbeat and to use his sense of humor. He is a really great guy. I spoke to him today as well, and got the same kind of feeling. Get well soon, Scott!

  2. A lot of love and prayers coming your way, Scott! And very relieved to hear that they are taking extra care to protect that sense of humor and perspective we know and love!

  3. So sorry to hear this, Scott! I offer a few words from THE PROPHET by Kahlil Gibran: ” Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. . . . The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. . . . Verily you are suspended like scales between your sorrow and your joy. Only when you are empty are you at standstill and balanced.”

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