Matthew's Smile

Imagine being 10 years old, an all-star pitcher and in one week, losing your vision.

Matthew's Smile

This is what happened to our friend Matthew.  Now at the age of 14 years old, Matthew does not let his optic brain tumor hamper him.  He continues to go to school and take notes with his laptop computer. He even helps raise money for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. 

We were so happy to provide Matthew and his family with a trip to Fed Ex Stadium to attend a Redskins game. While Matthew’s dad is a Redskins fan through and through, Matthew is a New York Giants fan – the opponent for the Redskins that day.  Our friends with the Giants gave Matthew and his family access to the field prior to the game where he met several coaches and players.  After that it was front row seats for the game. All reports were that Matthew and his family were all “smiles.”

A special thank you to our friends at the New York Giants for making this “smile” a reality. We’d also like to thank our supporters who make trips like this one for Matthew come true! 

Matthew's Smile

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