Honored Kid

Matthew Thorsen

Matthew Thorsen Kid Photo

Location

Westbury, NY, US

Diagnosis

Neuroblastoma

Date of Diagnosis

September 2001

Status

Angel

Treated At

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

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My Story

Matthew Thorsen was only 5 years old when he lost his "sixteen month" battle to Neuroblastoma. He was the bravest, most courageous person I've ever known. Matthew's spirit and determination to have fun was always evident. He always made the most of his time while with family and friends. He never let his illness, treatments or medications stand in the way. Matt did his best to enjoy life. He loved piggy-back rides, playing with dinosaurs, coloring, riding is toy motorcycle, singing, being tickled and most of all smiling. I know most people would say there kids smile lights up the universe, but in Matthew's case it was life changing. His smile and spirit through the worst kind of struggle was so awe-inspiring that he touched the lives of 100's if not 1,000's of people by the age of 5. In this case, his smile actually could light up the universe and his big brown eyes could melt your heart. Children such as Matthew need to be remembered. There are still TOO MANY little ones suffering from some sort of Cancer. We need to continue raising funds for research, in hopes that a cure for all will be found. It has been eleven years since Matthew passed away. Although much has changed since he was diagnosed, there is still much to be done. Wouldn't it be wonderful to make Cancer 100% curable; or even better, a disease of the past? Continued funding, research and dedication to the cause could make all this possible. Please donate to honor those children who have fought the fight. Please honor these children that are still in this battle to survive. And please honor Matthew Thorsen, an Angel that is looking down on all of us from heaven.Thank you so much for your support. And remember, it could be your donation that saves a life.

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