Honored Kid

Matthew J. Loeffler

Matthew J. Loeffler Kid Photo


Hanover Park, IL, US



Date of Diagnosis

January 1980



Treated At

Advocate Children's Hospital - Park Ridge

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My Story

Matthew was our first child. When he was born we learned that he had polycystic kidney disease. We battled this disease for over two years. Then we learned that he had liver cancer. Matthew passed away shortly after we learned of his cancer. He was a very happy child, who brought much joy, happiness and love to those around him. He passed away in March of 1980. We want to cure childhood cancer so that no one has to go through the pain of the death of a child.

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