Matt’s Story

Baby

I don’t want to forget that I also have good news to share. Several months ago now, my sister Grace surprised me at a visit (right in the middle of a picture) and told me that she was pregnant. I want to share that photo….my face says it all. I can’t wait to be an uncle and feel so happy for my sister and her husband. I’m excited to see her be a great mom.

My dad has also received some good news. After a long battle with some health issues, he is finally healthy and is on his way to feeling better. I can’t even begin to describe what a great feeling that is for our entire family.

Life is just a series of events, the way we look at it gives it meaning. I choose to look at the positive things now. It would be easy to get wrapped up in the negativity of this place, but how selfish would that be when all of these wonderful things are happening in my family?

I want to apologize again for the lack of activity on here recently. It is important to me that we keep trying to do positive things to help people. That brings me to our next project. As well as raising awareness and organizing safe-ride events, I would like to add a third part to our mission. That third part will be in the form of education. Now that I have dove into my education, I realize that it is the greatest opportunity you can give to someone else. It has provided me with guidance and a purpose while in this place. My hope is that we can provide a scholarship fund to both the victim and the offender of a destructive decision such as my own. That way, we provide an opportunity to the victim, or the family member of a victim, to open doors and pursue his or her passion. To the offender, this would help to ensure that he or she better him or herself so that they do not follow the same path as before. I am open to ideas on this and would like to hear from you on this topic. Thank you in advance for your feedback.

I will leave it at that for now. Time to hit the books and study.

 

 

 

 

6 comments

  1. Jessica Karshner - March 27, 2018 7:43 pm

    Matt you are an amazing man. I am so honored to know you personally. I know your Dad and sisters are so very proud of you! Keep on doing what your doing! Much Love!

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  2. Brenda - March 27, 2018 9:08 pm

    That is so awesome about your sister and the new idea of educating/scholarships is also great!

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  3. Harold Dennis - March 28, 2018 9:14 am

    The decisions we make control us more than the conditions we meet.

    Keep it up, Matt.

    – Harold

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  4. Beckie Boger - April 6, 2018 1:35 pm

    What an inspired, unique and brave idea, Matt! Your give-back will be such a life-giving blessing for both the victim and the offender!

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  5. BeckY Dillard - June 1, 2018 2:21 am

    MATT, YOUR A TRUE INSPIRATION TO KEEP SUCH A GREAT POSITIVE AND AWESOME ATTITUDE, THAT’S JUST THE BEGINNING! YOUR STORY HAS BEEN AN INSPIRATION TO SO MANY! GOD BLESS!

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  6. BeckY Dillard - June 1, 2018 2:23 am

    MATT, YOUR A TRUE INSPIRATION TO KEEP SUCH A GREAT POSITIVE AND AWESOME ATTITUDE, THAT’S JUST THE BEGINNING! YOUR STORY HAS BEEN AN INSPIRATION TO SO MANY! GOD BLESS! YOUR FAMILY IS SO SUPPORTIVE, AND I GOT TO MEET YOUR MOM AND SISTERS.. AMAZING!!

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