Important Update::**edited with details of Matt's Party.
Matt passed away after a courageous 18 month cancer journey. He was the strongest person we have ever met. His number one concern was Alyssa and the kids.
So they now need our help more than ever. Any little thing you can do for them I know they would appreciate it.
If you would to send a card or anything that would make them smile feel free to Email [email protected]
He is going to have a celebration of life party,
Matt's Denver Celebration of life will be April 14th from 3-6 at
The ViewHouse Centennial in the Long's Peak room.
7107 S Clinton Street
Centennial, CO 80012
Thank you for all the love and support we appreciate it so much ❤️
This sweet family of four (Matt, Alyssa and their two young children, Hudson and Aubree) needs your help. On Tuesday September 13th they found out news that will change their future forever.
For the last month and a half Matt had a cough and a very raspy voice. After being seen at two different urgent cares, he had been diagnosed with a cough the first time and bronchitis the second. He decided he should go to the family doctor that his kids both go to. She told him that he most likely had an sinus infection. Two weeks later when he was done with his 3rd antibiotic he returned to her. She thought he probably should go to an ENT, but before he could do that he needed to get a chest x-ray. He picked up Alyssa and went to the imaging center close to their house. Upon arriving home his doctor called and said that he needed to return to get a CT Scan. His doctor called after he returned home and told him he needed to come into her office first thing the next morning.
On Tuesday Matt & Alyssa received the devastating news that Matt had a 6cm mass in his left lung, three smaller masses in his liver and two dark "spots" on two of his vertebrae in his spine. The doctor had spoken with an oncologist late Monday night and her office's employees called the oncologist office repeatedly until Matt was able to be seen the same day.
The oncologist couldn't give many answers until a biopsy could be performed so they took his blood and called in many favors to be able to do a biopsy the same day. They decided the easiest place for this to be done was to a mass in his liver. The biopsy shows tumor markers which can tell us what type of cancer it is.
On Friday morning, Matt received a phone call from the oncologist. He was told it was Extensive-Stage Small-Cell Lung Cancer. This type of lung cancer is extremely rare with less than 200,000 people in the U.S. having it. It is also known as the "Smoker's Cancer", but Matt has never smoked in his life so the chance of him getting this type of cancer are less than 2% and being that he is only 32 its even more rare than that.
Now Matt & Alyssa and trying to figure out what is the best treatment plan of action to take.
Matt is the sole income provider for their household, and I would love to help relieve some of their stress as they will have a significant amount of medical expenses and Matt needs to be able to focus all of his energy on fighting and beating this awful disease.