Friends launch diaper drive to help family of former Markle man

Friends of former Markle resident Scott Thomas are conducting a diaper drive to help Thomas's family as he is treated for a cancerous brain tumor.

Thomas, a 2002 Huntington North High School graduate, served on the Markle Volunteer Fire Department for five years. He now lives in Warsaw and works as a full-time firefighter and paramedic for the city of Goshen.

The tumor was discovered in April after Thomas suffered a seizure while working on a remodeling project with his father-in-law. He is scheduled to have the tumor surgically removed at the Cleveland Clinic and will then have months of chemotherapy.

Thomas has a 19-month-old daughter and his wife Stacy is expecting their second child.

Jeremy Williams, a Warsaw firefighter and organizer of the diaper drive, is seeking donations of diapers, wipes and gift cards to help the family.

In the Huntington area, donations are being collected by Ashley Zahm at 388-5035.

Gift cards may be mailed to the Warsaw Fire Department, 2204 E. Center St., Warsaw, IN 46580. Cash donations may be deposited in the Scott Thomas Fund created by the Goshen Professional Firefighters Union at Interra Credit Union or mailed to the Goshen Central Fire Station, 209 N. 3rd St., Goshen, IN 46528.