Help for Alumni in Need

Local Alumni Couple Seek Community Support After Car Strikes Husband During Run

Troy Scott (99) is a Michigan man, an avid marathon runner, mountain climber, skier, and all around elite athlete, who received his undergrad from Michigan, where he met his wife Dorothy Stam (99), and then went on to earn his PhD in Economics from the University of Washington. Troy and Dorothy met their senior year in Jim Adams’s European Economy class in the Fall of 1998. Troy is the biggest Michigan football fanatic, who loves to not only watch the games, but listen to Brandstetter and Dierdorf on U of M radio.

On June 17th, this year on Father’s Day, Troy was out running with his friend Chris on Bainbridge Island, WA. Troy and Chris were struck at high speed by a car. Chris was killed in the accident and Troy was life-flighted to Harborview Trauma Center where he was found to have a severe spinal cord injury at C2, making Troy a quadriplegic from the C2 level down. Troy and Dorothy face overwhelming immediate costs to modify their home and outfit it with assistive technology as well as the prospect of years of on-going expensive medical treatment. Troy and Dorothy have reached out to the Michigan community to ask for help in meeting these expenses. Please go to their GoFundMe page to learn more about them and to make a gift to help them out.


Troy with wife Dorothy