“…and following six months of chemotherapy, he beat cancer!”
Matt Feighner was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma. With the wonderful support of his family, he faced this enormous challenge head-on and following six months of chemotherapy, he beat cancer!
Less than a year later, Matt was snowboarding in Michigan and suffered a serious fall. The momentum and force of his landing caused his neck to snap back shattering the C5 vertebrae in his neck. Matt spent three weeks in intensive care battling for his life before he was stabilized enough to be transferred to a rehabilitation hospital. Matt had injured his spinal cord and no longer had movement of his hands or anything below his shoulders.
Similar to his battle against cancer, Matt took on the fight with a tremendous spirit.
Thanks to your support, Hope Strengthens Foundation paid for legacy medical expenses associated with Matt’s cancer treatment as well as nursing and rehabilitation bills associated with his care.
Hope Strengthens Foundation also funded a project to install a new garage door at Matt’s home, which allowed his handicap van to fit into the garage space and provide him direct access to/from the house.