Kindness Daily: Team Mattie

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Team Mattie May 5, 2012 – Posted by ironlady48
A friend’s son was diagnosed with cancer two years ago.

Some of the parents at the school where he was enrolled formed a support team headed by the wife of one of the physicians on the case. E-mails were sent out asking for people to volunteer to bring meals to the hospital for them. More people volunteered than there were slots available.

A call went out to send things that might be interesting and helpful to get him to participate in his therapies (chemo and physical) and boxes arrived almost daily, including some from South America and military locations in the US and elsewhere.

His Mom started a blog about his treatment and virtually every time she described something Mattie needed, someone stepped up to help.

He fought bravely but lost the battle almost a year ago. His mom says they would not have made it though without the support of "Team Mattie," those volunteers who did so much for the family and are now helping them adjust to life without their son.

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