This photo was taken in July at Todd’s parent’s 50th anniversary party. The man is Todd’s cousin Rob. His youngest son has cerebral palsy and other health issues. Rather than have him stuck in his new wheelchair, Rob carried him that whole evening. We all marveled at how he never put that little guy down. His devotion was humbling. His wife is battling breast cancer, but she was there, and in good spirits. Little Matthew was happy that day. He was flirting with Todd’s cousin Kathy, and she was baiting him to say she was “pretty.” He said it every time.

Sadly, little Matthew died this morning. He recently became very sick and his organs stopped working.

Rob’s wife underwent major surgeries less than two months ago. She’s barely had any time to heal.

How much can one family bear?

Please send them your prayers. Please pray for Rob and Martha. Please look at little Nicholas on the right in the photo above. He’s lost his brother today. His mother is battling cancer. Please hold this little boy in your heart.

A benefit is planned for this family. If you would like to donate contact me privately and I’ll give you details.

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9 Responses to Matthew

  1. Kathi says:

    My heart goes out to all of them. I will hold them in my prayers.

  2. Carrie Link says:

    Oh, dear heavenly Lord, how sad and humbling. Sending love and prayers to all.

  3. Oh, dear god. How hideous and awful. I’ll close my eyes and send all love to them. And thank you for sharing this with us.

  4. Grampy & Grammy says:

    Beautifully written, Michelle. They are truly a devoted family and have given their all to make Matthew feel happy and loved in his short years. May the good Lord bless them and give them strength and courage during these difficult times. We are all praying and keeping them in our hearts.
    Much love,
    Dad and Mom

    Dad and Mom

  5. kario says:

    Sending love and light. I am so glad he shined his light on you all.

  6. Me says:

    Why? Why? Why? Blessings now and always.

  7. Chris V. says:

    So .. so sorry.. praying for the family

  8. Dee Ready says:

    Dear Michelle, his death is so poignant and so sad. And for his mother to lose a beloved child and to be battling cancer at the same time. What strength she must have. I will think of the whole family–especially Nicholas whose smile is so enchanting in that first picture–and surround them with healing white light. Peace.

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