I’m raising funds in memory for Asthma Australia
Matty had severe asthma all his
life, but he knew his triggers. He frequently took himself to hospital when he
had a serious asthma attack. And he always had his medication with him. In
fact, for the most part he managed it well.
And his asthma didn’t stop Matty
doing all the things he loved. As a boy he was a champion athlete, and as an
adult he was a passionate baseball player, rock climber and golfer. He loved
to travel and meet new people; he didn’t let his asthma slow him down.
But on an extra crisp morning in
April he was in his car on his way to work when he had a severe asthma attack.
By the time the paramedics arrived, he’d gone into cardiac arrest. He was on
life-support when Julie arrived at the hospital.
The doctor’s told me Matty was
I faced an agonising decision, I
agreed to turn off Matty’s life support. I knew at that heart wrenching moment
as we sat with Matthew, it was time. I couldn’t believe my eyes. He looked perfect.
His was a beautiful life cut too short due to the insidious disease of asthma.
Please make a donation in memory by using the 'Donate' button.
Sadly, more than 400 people die from asthma every year. I want a future where no lives are lost to asthma.
Your gift in memory will support ground-breaking research, provide evidence-based services and programs, and deliver education and training to help the 2.7 million Australians living with asthma live freely.
Thank you for your generous donation in memory.
All donations over $2 are tax-deductible.
Matty’s Story Why I have chosen to FundraiseMonday 4th Sep The passing of life has been a powerfully shared experience. Matty aged 34years old, loved and lived a wonderful life, worked hard and touched the lives of many.
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