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This fundraiser ended on 12/13/12

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This is the Matthew Youmans' Medical Expense Fund. The funds will be used for Matt's medical costs and related expenses.

Diagnosed with PMP (Pseudomyxoma Perintonei) 3 years ago...the news for Matty was grim. The doctors in Arizona (where Matt was living at the time) gave him the worst possible news. They basically told him to do whatever it is he wanted to do, because in a year...he wouldn't be here. Refusing to accept this answer, Matty picked up and moved to San Diego to seek out a cancer center. It was there he found Dr. Lowy and the strength and courage to take on this cancer (which is so rare only a dozen or so doctors in the entire COUNTRY touch it). Can you imagine being told something to that effect? You have something so rare, no one in the area treats it so just throw in the towel?! Not Matty...that's not his style.

You may be asking yourself - "Just how 'rare' is this disease?" It is literally a 1 in 1,000,000 chance of being diagnosed with this specific cancer. One...in one million. Not exactly the lottery that you want to win!

Today, Matty continues his relentless battle...but, without the ability to work (because of his treatments and his daily fight to stay as healthy as possible), it's harder and harder for Matty to face the surmounting medical bills. He tries so hard to be brave in front of his friends and family....his strength, his character, his heart will allow for nothing less. He has touched the lives of people he does not even KNOW with his story, his never-say-quit mentality, and his amazing WILL to not let this thing beat him!!! If I had one wish, I would give it to Matty..so that he could be free of the worries, free of the pain, free of the constant battle to complete every day tasks. I would give him health....because I know he would do exactly the same for me.

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