Michelle Khan is organizing this fundraiser on behalf of Keaton Rosenberg.
On June 4, 2018, after suffering for months with symptoms of headaches and lethargy, Matt, along with his loved ones, discovered through an MRI he had a massive brain tumor. This tumor was so large it appeared to be taking up 25% of his brain mass and was beginning to push into his skull. This scary revelation shockingly came the day before his wife of three years, Keaton, was due to give birth to their first child. It was recommended by the surgeon that Matt undergo brain surgery as soon as possible, as the tumor was putting pressure on the area of his brain that controlled all functioning and the risks of seizures, blindness, and paralysis were imminent. Matt and Keaton made the difficult decision to induce Keaton two days later, June 6, to allow Matt to be there for the birth and schedule his surgery thereafter. Their beautiful baby girl was born on June 8 and Matt had his brain surgery on June 26, the day before his 33rd birthday. Matt’s surgery was successful in removing a large portion of the tumor; however, after biopsy there was a devastating diagnosis of a Grade 4 Glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer. This is the same cancer that sadly took Senator John McCain’s life this past August. Since the surgery Matt has undergone physical and occupational therapy and months of aggressive radiation and chemotherapy. He will continue to be on chemotherapy for six more grueling months. Matt has not been able to work since his diagnosis and will not be able to work for the foreseeable future.
As tragic as this diagnosis is, especially in the direct foreshadow of the birth of his baby girl, Matt continues to try and remain positive, happy, grateful, enjoy his family, and push through the debilitating side effects of chemotherapy. It is not easy, but Matt continues to inspire us all.
Extending Matt love and positivity during this difficult time means everything to him and his family and they truly appreciate all gestures, big or small. If you can donate, all funds will go toward his medical treatments and caring for Vada Lea, his precious baby girl. Thank you so much.