Matthew is the very definition of outgoing. One of his claims to fame is that he never forgets a name.
If he doesn't know you, he's gonna meet you.
That’s just Matthew’s way – at the hospital, on the Little League field and beyond.
During a visit to St. Jude, Matthew was engaged in spirited play with four other kids in a waiting room of the hospital. All but one was bald from chemotherapy.
Otherwise, you would never have guessed they were sick.
Families, like Matthew's, will never receive a bill from St. Jude for anything.
In September 2017, Matthew seemed to have a cold he couldn’t shake.
But a chest X-ray showed a severely enlarged thymus — sometimes a sign of leukemia
There was no time to spare. He was brought to St. Jude by helicopter.
He was very sick. He was on a ventilator for a week or longer.
Once his St. Jude care team stabilized him, Matthew began sailing through cancer treatment.
In all, he has received about two-and-a-half years of chemotherapy.
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