“Matthew is one of a kind. No matter how my day may be going, when I talk to him he always makes me laugh. There is nothing but smiles.”
A burst of sunshine for everyone at St. Mary’s since 2010, Matthew joined the medical day healthcare program when he was 16 years old. With no sensation in the lower half of his body due to a malformed spinal cord, Matthew works hard with the physical therapy and occupational therapy staff every day/other day/week to increase his mobility—and his self-reliance.
Around here, Matthew is known as a social butterfly who gets along with everyone—staff and fellow patients, alike—and is famous for his infectious trademark happiness. When he’s not in therapy, Matthew spends his time the same way other people his age do: playing and watching sports, watching movies, and socializing with his friends and the staff here. He and his family are grateful for the therapeutic opportunities that St. Mary’s offers and for encouraging and creating the kind of success that puts pursuing a college degree within Matthew’s reach.