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MATTHEW'S COURAGE AGAINST LEUKEMIA FUND

 



Matthew Alvarez was born on March 7, 2002 as the only child of Julia Salas and Jose Alvarez. He lived a very typical carefree, healthy life. He loved to play Legos, to read Goosebumps, play with friends from his school - Chaparral Elementary - and he loved to listen to 94.7FM “The Wave”.
 
However, on the 4th of July, 2010, Matthew’s world was forever changed. On that day, Matthew’s father Jose, an employee of Gelson’s Market in Calabasas, was delivered some crushing news by a hematologist: Matthew had Pre-B ALL Leukemia. Matthew has to undergo an unimaginable 36 months of chemotherapy. To make matters worse, his mother was pregnant at the time and would be unable to help care for him during the powerful and dangerous chemo treatments. This left almost all of the responsibility for Matthew’s physical care on the shoulders of Jose, Matthew’s father. Jose was forced to do the financially unthinkable: stop working - or work on an extremely limited basis.
 
Matthew has remained extremely positive and courageous despite his painful bone marrow taps, spinal taps, joint pain, frequent immobility, sleep deprivation and extreme nausea.  The emotional help from his family and friends are carrying him through this dark time.
 
However, Matthew needs the support of the larger Calabasas community. Please consider donating to Matthew via The Talbert Family Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to providing direct financial support to local families with members suffering from catastrophic illnesses.  100% of the money collected goes to Matthew’s needs. **Any amount that you donate means that Jose can stay home from work that much longer to care for his son, Matthew.**

Last but not least, you can help by spreading Matthew's touching story to your friends and family.
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The Talbert Family Foundation will donate 100% of the monies received in this fund to Matthew and his family.

Please donate now to
MATTHEW’S COURAGEOUS BATTLE AGAINST LEUKEMIA FUND
To Donate Online tothe
MATTHEW’S COURAGEOUS BATTLE AGAINST LEUKEMIA FUND
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designate the funds to the
Matthew's Fund

To Donate via mail
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Checks can be mailed directly to:
THE TALBERT FAMILY FOUNDATION
Matthew's Fund
25003 JIM BRIDGER ROAD
HIDDEN HILLS, CA 91302