Matthews Triplets Education Fund

On September 11th, 2018, we unexpectedly lost a son, a brother, a husband, a friend and a father. The grief is immeasurable, and the depths to which this life can thrust you are so very profound. I've witnessed so much beauty in this world, but the other end of the spectrum has left me speechless; to take an individual like Marc, who had one of the most significant jobs in this world--raising three young sons--has left my heart shattered in one million pieces. I grieve for myself--losing a partner who had only scratched the surface on being an incredible father; I grieve for his mom--losing a husband and now a son long before it should have been; I grieve for his brothers who have lost a huge piece of their childhood and family; I grieve for his friends who found comfort, laughter and joy in his presence; and most of all I grieve for our three young sons who have been unfairly robbed of a life with him as their protector and teacher.

So many times I've wondered why this has happened, and I know I'll search for those answers for the rest of my life. But what I am resolved in is knowing that he did live his life to its fullest. Marc cared deeply about those closest to him, but he also was the first to extend a hand to a stranger. No problem was ever too large for Marc; in fact, he enjoyed the challenge and he was going to solve it. He took pride in many things--making sure others were having a good time; putting 110% into his career, being fiercely loyal and never going back on his word. He was so adamant about the latter of those things, which was instilled in him by his late father. His word was his bond, as he'd always say. Still, his greatest accomplishment and joy was his journey into parenthood with our sons. And not only did he excel at it, he knocked it out of the park! My one wish right now is that life had a rewind button, so that he could continue to write this story with our little dudes.

I regret that I cannot even come close to properly honoring all of his accomplishments and attributes. And this is a time for me that is very raw and emotional, so bare in mind I'm trying my very best to accept the unacceptable that life has thrown our way. But I hope you have your own favorite memories of Marc that highlight your encounters with him, because that's what he would've wanted. 

The purpose of this GoFundMe is to help fund the triplets educational aspirations. I sincerely thank you for anything you are willing to give.
  • lauren bitton 
    • $5 
    • 27 mos
  • lauren bitton 
    • $5 
    • 28 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $1,000 
    • 30 mos
  • Leif Noren 
    • $100 
    • 31 mos
  • Mili Heiston  
    • $300 
    • 32 mos
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Organizer

Matt Matthews 
Organizer
Rolesville, NC
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