Matthew is the youngest of our three boys. He has been diagnosed with Mitochondrial Disorder Complex I and III, Chronic Intestinal Pseudo Obstruction, FTT and Glucose Intolerance. He has been through countless tests and procedures in the past 8 years . We do not know what the future holds for him, but we are going to do our best to cherish every day with him. Stay strong little man.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Saturday we went to a Make-A-Wish volunteer lunch. Terry spoke about Matthew's wish . Matthew was shy and didn't want to get up in front of everyone, but he was very well behaved. His wish lady Diane presented him with a gift(scooby books,a stuffed lizard, Make-a-wish hot wheel car, and a big purple lollipop) from our local Make-A-Wish chapter.
Bradley and Steven loved the food and helped out by drawing the winning tickets for the door prizes. Matthew ended up spending quite a bit of time talking with the bar tender and waiter. They even brought him into the kitchen to meet the chef.
Later on Saturday afternoon, we drove to the Lake Placid Fire Department. The Plattsburgh Fire Department and the Lake Placid Fire department held a street drive to raise money for the MDA. They invited us to join them for dinner after the drive .

Matthew enjoyed sitting in a very big fire truck and meeting the firemen. They raised over $3000.00 in one afternoon.
On the way back we stopped at the Lake Placid KOA campground. Friends of ours were camping there. Matthew had a great time talking with Ms. Nichole and telling her his new riddles.
He spent today resting at home while the rest of us did some fall cleaning.

Our next big event is the MDA Monster Stride-n-Ride walk. It is being held on October 25th at Champlain Centre Mall in Plattsburgh . We had a wonderful team last year and are hoping that many more can join us this year. Our main team is the "Mito Marchers" and you can walk along with us on team "Mighty Matthew". It should be lots of fun with pumpkin decorating and yummy treats.

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