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Close Up of Matt SmilingMatt's Story:
Diagnosed at the age of six with the terminal disease Duschenne Muscular Dystrophy, Matt's life has been a progressive series of battles to accommodate his deteriorating body while stretching his active, growing mind. Raised by his single mom and supported by a network of family and friends, Matt's story addresses issues of:  

 

  • Death and dying
  • Mental and emotional toll when a child is diagnosed with a serious illness
  • Coping with physical deteriorationMatt Being Pushed in his Wheel chair
  • Accessibility for the physically disabled
  • Peer group problems for the child with a physical disability
  • Difficulty acquiring and limitations of formal support services
  • Critical role of family and community support

      Matt in a Music Store, shopping for CD's

 

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