Mike Scott to undergo heart surgery tonight

Mike and Tia Scott of Cornwall. Mike is waiting for a transplant after suffering a massive heart attack at the age of 37. (Photo/GoFundMe)

CORNWALL – The wait is over for a Cornwall man at the nucleus of an outpouring of community support.

Mike Scott is heading to Ottawa tonight for open heart surgery with his wife, Tia, by his side during the six hour procedure.

Scott, 37, has been fighting a major battle after being stricken by a major heart attack on Jan. 18.

Since then, from spaghetti dinners to comedy shows and fund raising pages, money has been pouring in to help Mike’s family cover the cost of making trips to Ottawa and to cover everyday expenses.

This was the update posted on the “Hugs for Mike & Tia Scott” Facebook page:

It is with tears of joy that I post this update to you all! The gift of life has arrived for Mike and he is presently on his way to Ottawa to get his new heart with Tia Scott by his side! Please continue to send positive vibes and thoughts to Mike Scott and his family as they work through the latest part of their journey. Please pray for the family whose loss has given the gift of life to Mike and for the hands of the surgeons to be steady. Mike we are all with you in thought. You got this! Xo

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