Dear Family and Friends,
As in recent years since Matthew was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at age 9, our family will participate in this year's Great Strides Walk. We walk to raise awareness for this rare disease for which there is no cure.....a disease with devastating and debilitating effects on the pancreas, intestines, and lungs.....a disease that makes it difficult just to breathe.
Everyone knows Matthew as a talented kid, known for his creativity, musical and theatrical performances and admired for his sense of humor. We continue to be moved by Matthew's enormous strength and relentless determination as he battles this horrific disease. We are inspired by his outlook and the spirit in which he lives life.....he is a gift beyond measure. Our family remains grateful to each and every one of you for your love, support, and invaluable presence in our lives..... securing our hope of "finding a cure for Cystic Fibrosis."
"We are all Matthew's Team!!!"
With love, hope, and heartfelt gratitude,
Anne Marie, John, Kristen and Mattthew