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Matthew’s Journey to Get a New Heart!

Matthew Haynes is an 18-year-old son, brother, grandson, and uncle who was diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) at birth. Matthew had survived four open heart surgeries by the time he was two years old, and many hospitalizations and heart catheterizations throughout his 18 years. Despite the trials with his health, Matthew is an energetic, kind, courageous, smart, and loving young man. He is going to be a senior this upcoming school year and wants nothing more than to live the life every 18-year-old should be living.

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August 15, 2017

On Sunday August 6th, Matthew's mother, along with Make A Wish, and many of Matthew's close family and friends surprised him with a wish reveal that we would be meeting his long time hero Stan Lee in August at a Special extraordinary event in Los Angeles. The wonderful news was moderated by Dude Vador in the video!

August 15, 2017

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May 29, 2018

I know this kid/Matthew. He's amazing. If you ever should donate $20, $50, $100 or more to anything, this would be it. He's graduating from my daughter's HS this year and he's an honest, smart, hardworking, amazing guy. He finally got a heart transplant last August and worked double time to graduate on time next month June/2018 with his class. Despite his own challenges he's always helping others, including giving a friend a ride to the mall on Sunday only to have his car stolen from the parking lot. :( Nothing stops this kid. I also shared this to my 6,200 of my linkedin contacts hoping they donate as well. I never make these requests which tells you just how extraordinary this kid is.

Mike Chase

September 10, 2017

Congratulations Matthew! I got my new heart last month as well! I'll pray for you and your donor.

Pat McEntee

September 8, 2017

Your Grandma Post has kept us updated on your life since you were a little boy. We along with members of Heritage Church keep you in our prayers. We pray for a great recovery from this surgery.

Ken and Joyce Ball