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Healing Matthew

Organized by AIA Hampton Roads
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Healing Matthew Fundraiser - unisex shirt design - front
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Gildan 100% Cotton T-shirt

Joining Matthew on his journey with OTC Deficiency

Custom Ink
All funds raised will be paid directly to Rusty Long for Matthew's Medical Fund.
63 items sold
$1,620 raised
50 goal
Thanks to our supporters!
$20
Gildan 100% Cotton T-shirt
Unisex - Black
Organized by AIA Hampton Roads

About this campaign

Matthew was born with a rare urea cycle disorder. AIA Hampton Roads is asking you, the architecture/design community, family, and friends, to come together to help the Long family. Rusty Long, AIA, is a local architect and 2015 board member. All funds raised will go directly to caring for his son, Matthew, his medications, immense medical bills from his recent liver transplant, and long term care. 

imagejpgMatthew was born May 29, 2013 with a rare urea cycle disorder. His body can’t properly break down protein and instead deposits ammonia into the blood stream. During the first few days of his life his ammonia levels spiked up to 10 and 20 times the normal level. High levels of ammonia can cause brain damage. Matthew was moved to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Childrens Hospital of The Kings Daughters where quick intervention helped save his life. After 6 weeks he came home to wait for a liver transplant. This summer, August 2014, he received his new liver. The new liver won’t cure him of his disease. Every cell in his body will still have the mutated gene for the urea cycle, but a new liver will function properly and provide him with a protection against further spikes. The large medical bills from the transplant are arriving this holiday season. Your prayers and support are a gift of hope and new opportunity, the true spirit of the season.

The elephant on the tee shirt represents Matthew's favorite stuffed toy, "Hospital Elephant", which he received during his stay at CHKD.  
Find more information about Hospital Elephant, Matthew, and his family at www.healingmatthew.com 

Supporters

Rusty 3 items

Naturally, the Longs need to have our own Healing Matthew shirts! Thank you so much everyone for the love and support. The response has been overwhelming!

Doyle 2 items

The Longs are my heroes.

Josh Brierly 1 item

Matthew is my hero.

TL 1 item + $10
David Lessig, AIA 1 item

Happy to Help Matthew

Friends at Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas + Company 1 item + $600

We are praying for your family and the healing of Matthew.

Anonymous 1 item
Katie Blackwell 1 item + $10
David J Klemt 4 items + $20
Anonymous 1 item + $50

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