Miracles for Matthew

$8,455 of $7,500 goal

Raised by 123 people in 26 months
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Etowah Tip-off Club
on behalf of Adriane Hearn-Lane
 WOODSTOCK, GA
Matthew Lane is a sophomore student athlete at Etowah High School.  He is a stellar student with good grades.  Matthew plays basketball on both the JV and Varsity basketball teams.  In late 2016, Matthew was diagnosed with bone cancer in his jaw.  He will have surgery at Children’s Healthcare Thursday, January 12th.  He is expected to be in the hospital for 10 days, and faces a long recovery period; at least 6 months as they have to take bone from his leg to reconstruct his jaw.

Matthew has a strong faith and is an incredible young man.  He loves his family and does all he can to live his life in a responsible and Christian way.  He does not ask for anything; as a matter of fact, he wanted to keep things as normal as possible up to the time of his surgery.  He truly believes God is with him and he will be back to his old self in no time.

As you can imagine, the cost is very expensive--the surgery, the trips to the hospital, the repeated trips to the doctors and physical therapy during recovery.  His family does the best they can, but even with insurance, the out of pocket costs are staggering.  We want to help the family offset these costs by creating this Go Fund Me page.  Etowah High School has a very close knit basketball family, and there are a lot of supporters in the community.  Now is the time for us to rally and help Matthew and his family.  Please donate; his family can use the funds as soon after the surgery as possible but definitely during the recovery period which will be several months.  We want to reach our goal by the end of March if possible, so please give what you can.  Tell others about Matthew and ask them to help also.  Feel free to share on Facebook and other social media! 

The need for funds to offset costs is the major need, but if you cannot donate funds, there are other ways to help—babysitting or cooking a meal for example.  If you can help in one of these other ways please send an email to etowaheaglesbasketball@gmail.com .  We truly appreciate anything you can do to help bless this family during this very difficult time.  Thank you!
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Update from Matthew's Mom:
The cancer has been completely removed! No chemo or radiation needed. The plan is for Matthew to begin physical therapy soon, and hopefully return to school by the end of February.
Thank you again for all of your prayers and support!!
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Update:
Matthew has met all of his milestones early! They are waiting on discharge papers, and will be going home today!! Thank you so much for all of the prayers, donations, and messages of encouragement.
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Update on Matthew:
Matthew is able to talk now that they have changed his trach, and he is feeling better. They will try and get him out of the bed again today. Thank you so much for all of the support...continued prayers are very much appreciated!
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Update on Matthew:
Matthew was in surgery yesterday for 18 hours. He is in ICU and keeps waking up because of the pain, but surgery went well. The next three days are critical to avoid infection.
Please continue to pray for him and his family!!
Thank you.
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Sandi Reddick
26 months ago

So happy you're home! Continued prayers.

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Raised by 123 people in 26 months
Created January 4, 2017
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Robyn Harry
26 months ago

Thinking of you.

Sandi Reddick
26 months ago

So happy you're home! Continued prayers.

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