MATT FAIELLA (EATON) FUNDRAISER

$16,395 of $15k goal

Raised by 195 people in 29 months
Colleen Keane Eaton   MANCHESTER, NH
Tabor Eaton and Diane Faiella, parents of Matt Faiella, were at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland where their son Matt had surgery on January 2, 2014 to remove a benign tumor on his spinal cord. After surgery, he started physical therapy but progress was slow. Further tests revealed that Matt has cancer and is returning to Boston Children's Hospital to start treatment. Matt returned home March 21st and unfortunately there were more setbacks and after arriving home Matt had emergency surgery to remove the fluid from his brain.  He is currently at Boston Children's Hospital recovering from this hurdle before he receives treatment for cancer.

Tabor was flying back and forth to be with his son while in Maryland. Tabor had to take time off work and as you can imagine, the financial responsibility is enormous. Tabor has to work to keep his insurance active; therefore, he had to come home to work.  Bringing Matt home was also of importance so that he could receive treatment but also see his family and friends. 

Diane, Matt's mother spent the entire time with him. A mother's love is like no other as we all know, and while Matt's siblings are at home, I think it is important that the family is together and Matt can be close to his family for moral support while he is fighting the battle of his life.

We are thankful that Matt is getting the best medical attention necessary, but if possible, we ask for your help to lessen the financial burden on the family and let them focus on the real issue.  We would be forever grateful.
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Update 19
27 months ago
MANCHESTER - Early afternoon on April 29, 2014, our beloved son, Matthew Douglas Faiella, 18, of Manchester, passed away at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack. Matthew was surrounded by his parents, grandmother, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.Matthew was diagnosed with a benign spinal cord tumor when he was only 16. After suffering through three surgeries, sadly in March he was told that he had brain, spine and bone cancer.Matthew will be remembered for his strength, courage, kind heart and wonderful sense of humor.He is survived by his parents, Tabor Eaton and Diane Faiella; his grandparents, Donna Lancon, Franklin and Rosa Eaton; his siblings, Tabor J. Eaton, Sean A. Eaton, Tarek K. Hussein, William T. Eaton and Benjamin D. Faiella; his niece and nephew, Dalia Marie Hussein and Parker Eaton; and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Services: Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 17, from noon to 3:15 p.m. at Manchester Christian Church, 1308 Wellington Road, Manchester.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House in Baltimore, Md.; Dana Farber Cancer Research Program in Children's Hospital, Boston; Child Literacy Programs of New Hampshire and the Sister's Wish Foundation of Springvale, Maine. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/unionleader/obituary.aspx?pid=170978436#sthash.18n53XRu.dpuf
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Update 18
28 months ago
April 29th, 2014 Matthew lost his battle with cancer. Heaven certainly got an angel and will be missed by so many but never forgotten.

Arrangements are still pending and we will let all of you know when services are scheduled.

Thank you for your continued support.
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Update 17
28 months ago
A quote from Tabor...


Yesterday was the hardest day I have ever gone through.... I still can't beleive that my son is really gone....Matt was more than a good person he was a special gift put on this earth...he was surrounded by family and very close friends who held him until he passed....my wife Diane comforted him with words that only a mother could say .....as I woke up this morning I felt an emptyness I have never felt in all my years....I saw all the post that we're posted in support of Matthew and our family and I wanted to say thank you...so many posted I could never list them all... I received phone calls from family and friends that really touched me....now our family must somehow begin a new life without Matt..... That will be hard and I'm not sure where to begin but all the kind words we received will greatly help....thank you....
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Update 16
28 months ago
Update on Matt..He has been moved to Merrimack, NH and is resting comfortably. He is in good spirits and maintains his sense of humor. He is surrounded by his family and friends daily and his mom continues to stay by his side day and night while Tabor continues to work and spends his evenings with his son.

We went to visit Matt yesterday and he loves Boston Creme Doughnuts with lucky charms stuffed in it and he loves Shamrock Shakes. Shamrock shakes are no longer available so Matt ordered a Mocha Frappe instead. His room is filled with food that friends and family have made but most of all it is filled with love.

Continue to keep Matt and his family in your thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.
We can't thank all of you enough and we truly appreciate your love and support. The support of family and friends is simply amazing, beyond words.


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Granite State
28 months ago

Tabor. I just found this 5 minutes ago randomly while on facebook. I'm in shock. literally. I am so sorry you're going through this. I had no idea. I can't imagine what it's like. ...words are hard to find for this subject... I'm truly sorry Tabor...no one should experience losing a child. -old high school friend- Jesse

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Gail Blanco
28 months ago

I am so sorry for your loss. My heart is breaking for you and your family. I cannot even imagine what you are going through but you will be in my heart and prayers throughout this difficult time. May your memories of Matt sustain you. Gail (friend of Andee's)

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Beverly Soule
29 months ago

Seeing your smiles Matt makes my heart melt and I know we have never met but you have a great impacted in my heart with your strength and Courage . Love you kiddo !

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$16,395 of $15k goal

Raised by 195 people in 29 months
Created March 20, 2014
Colleen Keane Eaton     Medical   MANCHESTER, NH
KR
$300
Keith Rousseau
28 months ago
MM
$50
Matthew Mannix
28 months ago

Rest In Peace

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MW
$50
Marina Whitson
28 months ago

Matthew's life will be remembered as a sweet story told by God.

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DW
$75
Dawn Weeks
28 months ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. From Dawn and Chris Weeks & Family

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$100
Anonymous
28 months ago
$20
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29 months ago
GW
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Gretchen Woodman
29 months ago
$15
Anonymous
29 months ago
GR
$30
gail robinson
29 months ago

Praying for you Matt and hoping for a quick recovery..

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ML
$50
Marsha Lent
29 months ago

Matt is in my prayers (Jason Loch's mom)

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Granite State
28 months ago

Tabor. I just found this 5 minutes ago randomly while on facebook. I'm in shock. literally. I am so sorry you're going through this. I had no idea. I can't imagine what it's like. ...words are hard to find for this subject... I'm truly sorry Tabor...no one should experience losing a child. -old high school friend- Jesse

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Gail Blanco
28 months ago

I am so sorry for your loss. My heart is breaking for you and your family. I cannot even imagine what you are going through but you will be in my heart and prayers throughout this difficult time. May your memories of Matt sustain you. Gail (friend of Andee's)

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Beverly Soule
29 months ago

Seeing your smiles Matt makes my heart melt and I know we have never met but you have a great impacted in my heart with your strength and Courage . Love you kiddo !

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