In the beginning of August 2011, Matthew began feeling overly tired and ill, so he went in for what he thought was mono. Unexpectedly, it was cancer – Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. From that point, Matthew had to return to Children’s hospital on a weekly basis for chemotherapy.

Matthew showed his strength and determination and completed his treatment for ALL. He has had a pretty rough time with treatments and even lost the use of his legs for a while, but is feeling better.

While coping through the hard times, Matthew discovered a passion for pottery and his talent for it. Wishes & More® granted his unique request for a kiln, pottery wheel and supplies. He was thrilled with the equipment necessary for his art and, now at 18, Matthew is busy making pottery to showcase his talents.