Matt McDonald Memorial Fund

Matt was a friend for over 20 years, he will be forever missed by family and friends and at times like this we all want to help the family in some way. -Don

Words cannot describe the pain and seemingly endless agony the McDonald family is going through with the sudden loss of their beloved father and husband, Matthew McDonald.  Matt’s life ended this past Saturday, November 9, 2019, from an ongoing battle with depression and suicide.  He leaves behind his loving and devoted wife of 23 years, Tammy, and their three boys, Tyler, Gage and Gavin.

Matt was the kind of man that you would never forget when you met him.  As a leader in the video game industry, he changed more lives than anyone could imagine.  He led with his heart and loved deeply.  He was an incredibly talented artist and his work will forever live on with the many projects to which he created and contributed.   

Most people reading this will be shocked that Matt took his life as he was a huge presence, always there with a smile, hug, and a helping hand, never asking for anything in return.  His goal each day was to be a better man than the day before... 

Three reminders were set to his phone each day that read:  

1.      You are a leader, act like one

2.      You are invincible

3.      You are unconditional love

The purpose of this GoFundMe is to help provide for the boys, cover medical bills from this senseless disease, ongoing therapy, and to help the boys with college in the future.   All proceeds from this campaign will go directly to Tammy and her boys beyond the 5% for GoFundMe.


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  • Don Daglow 
    • $100 
    • 11 mos
  • Mark Long 
    • $1,000 
    • 11 mos
  • Royal OBrien 
    • $100 
    • 11 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 11 mos
  • David Dickerman 
    • $100 
    • 12 mos
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Fundraising team: Mathew McDonald Memorial Fund (5)

Don Dvorak 
Raised $1,000 from 5 donations
Escondido, CA
Tammy McDonald 
Holly Newman 
Team member
Raised $5,100 from 12 donations
Michele Quanstrom 
Team member
Raised $200 from 2 donations
Mark Long 
Team member
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