Matt's Grand Final
Matt has stage 5 brain cancer. As a huge Hawthorn supporter, he was nominated by his wife to go to the AFL grand Final, and what an outcome he had.
Matt is a young 33 year old father of 2 young children. His life was going well, married to his high school sweet heart Rebekah for 13 years and had his dream of having his own small business. His world turned upside down in July 2015 when he had a terrible ...migraine that would not go away, after 24 hours he went to the doctor and was admitted to hospital with the awful news of his brain cancer and a shocking short prognosis that he will not see another Christmas with his young family.
Rebekah and Matt have been best friends since the start of high school and throughout this time Matt’s love for the Hawks has always shone through. She knew one thing would make him smile for a while - The Grand Final. Rebekah said seeing Matt smiling and cheering on his Hawks gave her an amazing feeling. Whilst Matt was not one to complain, she knew over the past few months it’s been very difficult to smile.
She said “Saturday is one day my family will never forget. The energy at the MCG was incredible and to have Matt’s team win and for him to be there with our children to witness and see Matt beaming was incredible. It's been a difficult few months and this day made that all disappear, it was a completely different world.
We cannot express our thanks to The Orange Pigeon for what they have done for our family, their love and care is amazing, and knowing they work solely on volunteer help with very little funds to help them, they are just incredible, thank you. We are just sorry we didn't get any photos on the day as we were too caught up in the excitement of the day!”
RIP Matt 18 January 1975 - 22 January 2016