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For Matt's Family

Organized by: Billy Ding

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Updates from Matt's Family
March 01, 2016

Hi Friends, We presented the check to Matt's wife in January, she was so grateful and really overwhelmed with emotions. Since then, Matt's wife See More

THE STORY:

Dear Friends, I have witnessed many sad stories working in the oncology world, but none as heart-breaking as Matt's (not his real name to protect id). I have treated him for a very serious and advanced lung cancer. As if the emotional stress was not enough for him and his wife, the third week into his treatment, his wife's oldest daughter, who was only in her early 20's, got into a car accident and was killed by a drunk driver. In order to pay for and send her daughter's ashes back to PA, they couldn't pay their rent on time and were subsequently evicted. For himself and his young family, Matt fought his cancer hard and he fought it like a champ, but ultimately succumbed to his disease not long after his treatment has completed. He was only in his 40's. Matt is resting peacefully now, but for his wife, I can't even imagine the pain and suffering she is going through. To lose 2 people so close to you in such a short period of time is absolutely devastating. On top of that, she now has to raise the rest of the family on her own. I have never done this type of fundraising before, but I thought if there was ever a case, this would be it. I am also matching my contribution, dollar-for-dollar, for the first $500. Money won't bring Matt back, but it will help his wife and kids live a little easier during this very difficult time. Thank you.

$1,160

 

116% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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  • MB

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • TC

    $100

  • Michelle Ding & Erik Diringer

    $200

  • R. Choudhury

    $50

  • Sean Munley

     

  • Brad and Leslie LeDonne

    $25

  • Catanach-Kersting family

    $100

  • John and Elaine Diringer

    $100

  • The Tays

    $100

  • Jenny Ding

    $50

  • Steven Ding

    $100

  • Christyn, Greg, Ella, G3

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

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Billy Ding

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

In memory of my sister Sandra, who also lost her life to this terrible disease. 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Christyn, Greg, Ella, G3

Christyn, Greg, Ella, G3

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Steven Ding

Steven Ding

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Jenny Ding

Jenny Ding

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

The Tays

The Tays

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

John and Elaine Diringer

John and Elaine Diringer

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Catanach-Kersting family

Catanach-Kersting family

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Brad and Leslie LeDonne

Brad and Leslie LeDonne

DONATION: $25

In memory of Linda J. LeDonne and Robert Armstrong. 3 years ago

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