To follow his journey and see all that he was able to accomplish because of the generosity of his bone marrow donor -
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Matthew was like any other healthy vibrant 25 year-old, full of life and ready to take on the world,until he was unexpectedly diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) in June 2007. He underwent chemotherapy for sixteen months, overcoming one complication after another, fighting for his life and ultimately reaching remission. Unfortunately, six months after his last round of chemotherapy, Matthew relapsed in February 2009. The only way to save his life is with a bone marrow transplant.
With the support of loving friends and family, Team Matthew is setting out to raise awareness of Leukemia, its impacts on the community, and how they can help increase the chances of finding a matching donor for blood cancer patients. Thanks to the kindness of registered bone marrow donors, Matthew has found and received an unrelated bone marrow transplant on September 19, 2009. He was finally able to go home after spending 6 months in the hospital.
Unfortunately, Matthew's body never fully accepted the bone marrow transplant, and he suffered from GVHD which impacted his vision and mobility. Through Matthew's strong will and dedication, that did not stop him from continue the pursuit of his goals. Unfortunately, Matthew's health further declined due to GVHD. He fought strong, but on May 12, 2012, Matthew passed on.
Matthew's friends and family have been getting inquiries on donations, so we thought it'd be best to post the information here. If you would like to make a donation Team Matthew, we welcome donations by check. Please make checks payable to "Chloe Nguyen" and mail to:
P.O. Box 10124
Westminster, CA 92685
To donate on-line, please use the Paypal donate button below. Paypal is an easy and secure method to send donations without setting up a Paypal account.
All donations are used towards Matthew's funeral service and furthering the goals of Team Matthew.