Hiya Scott On my 12th birthday...this 15 year-old guy came up to me and hugged me. I don't know what happened but I felt like my heart was being crumbled so I pushed him away and watched him leave. Since then, not a day has gone by that I don't think about him. I found [...]

Jamie, Grade 7

Hey Scott. I know how it feels to be alone. The only difference is that I feel alone because my father was always in war while I was little. Today I am closer to my dad, but just last Christmas my parents got divorced and a few days ago I found out the reason. I [...]

Jose, Grade 8

Dear Scott, When you started talking about your difficulties as a student, I felt like you were talking about my life. I face the difficulty of my friends drinking and it makes me want to stop being their friend, but everybody in my grade drinks except me. I don't feel I fit in the world [...]

Ellen, Age 15

Hey Scott, You came and talked to a camp I worked at this summer.  I don't know if you are aware of it or not, or even if you remember me, but you changed my life.  You did a private discussion with all of the staff and gave us time to talk to you about [...]

Janie, Age 16

Scott: When I was younger I was heavy. When I was in 7th grade, I didn't eat breakfast or lunch and I lost about 10 pounds, so I was down to about 95 pounds. At that point I was really happy with my body. I'm a cheerleader and I'm the flyer (the person who is [...]


Hi Scott, I'm pretty sure you don't remember me. When I was a freshman in high school, you were the speaker at a convention that I attended. That would have been 1998 or 1999, I think. Anyway, you were wonderful, moving and inspiring as I'm quite sure you always are. When I came home and [...]

Michelle, Age 17

Dear Scott: You are going to have to bear with me because the words are coming faster than I can type as I try to express what happened to me while hearing you speak. I had no idea what to expect -- all I know now is that I am not quite the same girl [...]


Dear Scott, I am a teenager who lives in San Diego, CA and attended one of your lectures. I would just like to thank you for coming and speaking about your personal experiences with HIV.  I think that you are an amazing person, because you were infected with HIV and you learned from your mistakes, [...]


Dear Scott, I was the girl who came up to you and thanked you for not calling me a 'cutter." I also told you that it had been three months since the last time I had cut - and you told me you believed in me. I wanted to let you know, whether you remember [...]

A fond mom

Dear Scott, I was in the audience last night with two of my four children. You moved me to tears. As a matter of fact, I couldn't stop crying the entire evening. Your story touched my heart. Your message to us pierced my soul and reached deep inside of where myown troubled teenaged, adolescent, and [...]