UPDATE FROM SANTA SCOTT’S DAUGHTER – 1:30 am, December 14th, 2018: “My dad has passed and he is in a better place now I’m broken hearted but I am strong I will be posting about his service and funeral information everyone is welcome to attend Rest In Peace dad I will love you forever and always no matter what ❤️ ”
Initial HN post:
HYANNIS – Early Monday evening – 12/10/2018 – HN was following a serious car accident where a vehicle reportedly left the roadway and hit a tree on Pitcher’s Way. The first officers on scene found a man unconscious and in cardiac arrest. According to radio transmissions, one Barnstable Patrolman thought quick and delivered an electric shock using a portable automated external defibrillator (AED).
Pitchers Way was shut down for a period of time as police and firefighters worked the scene. The patient was eventually transported to CCH for emergency care.
HN received word later Monday evening that the patient, Scott Calkin, is more well known as “Santa Scott,” the popular Head Elf and owner of Cape Cod Santa.
According to the CapeCodSanta.com website, “Cape Cod Santa is a professional with 8 years of experience bringing Love, Hope and Joy to children and adults throughout South Eastern Massachusetts, Western Rhode Island and the Island of Nantucket.”
HN visited Santa Scott’s Facebook page Monday and found the following message from Becca Calkin, asking for prayers for her dad:
“Dear Santa community and all who know my father, this is his daughter Becca Calkin he won’t be on social media for a while. Today he was sick and went into cardiac arrest and he’s in the icu right now he still isn’t stable and unconscious so if you all could please keep him in your prayers I would be very appreciated. If you have any questions text me on messenger…”
Shortly after midnight, HN learned from sources that Santa Scott was still alive and in ICU, where he remains still fighting for his life — and where there’s life there’s hope…
After reaching out to Santa Scott’s daughter, HN learned she has set up a GoFundMe campaign to help them through this difficult time. On the GoFundMe page, Becca writes, “I am raising money for my mom and me so that we can get through this hard time while my father is in the ICU… he isn’t doing to well right now and I’m very scared that this isn’t going to turn out very well…”
This is very difficult time of year for many local families, but when one’s livelihood is reliant on the Christmas season, as Santa Scott’s was, it makes it especially difficult for the family when tragedy suddenly strikes.
HN let Becca know that I would keep her family in my prayers and would be asking others to do the same. I also told Becca that I would share her family’s GoFundMe page with HN’s readers in hopes it will call attention to their cause.
Please keep Santa Scott and his family in your thoughts and prayers. And please take a minute to visit the Santa Scott GoFundMe page.
Thank you very much.
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