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Hi Everyone!!! Thanks for visiting my page, I just wanted to post a great update to my story and I am finally getting my kidney. YAY!! On October 31st, 2017, I will be getting my life changing transplant that I so desperately need. I am excited but nervous at the same time, but I look forward to my new journey and to find out what the new normal will be. While I may not be happy about all the new medications that I will be taking, I know it is one that I will have to keep
up with for the rest of my life, but it will be worth it.

I just want to thank our live donor for the gracious gift that they are giving to me and that I am feeling so blessed to be given a second chance. Continue to pray for us as our surgery date nears and know we will be back in business before you know it. If you can spare a few dollars, please consider giving to COTA, in my honor, to help with transplant related expenses that my family will be facing. Click on the GIVE NOW button now, your gift is tax deductib...



Craft Fair

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July is here!

That means Matthew will be turning 16 at the end of this month. Can you believe it? I can't. I met Matthew's mom back in high school when we were about Matthew's ago and many years have passed since then. I happen to have been born in July, like Continue Reading »

Matthew throughout the years.

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Media Coverage

Chicago Tribune coverage of Matthew's story Continue Reading »

How You Can Help

If you could help make a miracle, would you? Continue Reading »

First Fundraiser

We had our first fundraiser event for COTA in honor of Matthew yesterday at Lou Malnati's in Buffalo Grove. Had a great time, great food, great staff at Lou's as well. Words of "thanks" just don't seem enough to express our appreciation and Continue Reading »

Hi Everybody, it's me Matt.

I am new to this whole blogging thing so I hope you don't find me too boring. I am very excited about all the fundraising going on to help my family with expenses for when my transplant happens. Continue Reading »

Getting to know Matthew-Favorite Things 2017

I have known Matthew since he was a baby. i asked him to answer the following favorite things so that we can all know him a little better......Favorite food:Grilled Cheese with Tomato SoupColor:RedSong:Cake by the OceanHoliday:ChristmasSubject in Continue Reading »