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As I write this my baby brother Marcus Matamoros is at home, alive and well, with our mother and younger sister. To be able to say alive and well is something I was unsure I would be able to say when I was woken up to horrible news that would change my family’s life forever. On September 16, 2018 my brother was in a car accident and had to be airlifted to a hospital. My heart fell to my feet. While I was on the phone with my sister, trying to gather information I could hear my brother tell my mom, “I’m cold I’m cold.”

Marcus was rushed to UCLA hospital. He had no movement or feeling in his body from the neck down and had to undergo surgery to repair his C5 and C7 vertebrae. Incisions were made in the front and back of his neck to complete the necessary repairs. After the completion of an eight hour surgery, we were told his injury was an incomplete fracture, which means there is a possibility that Marcus could regain feeling and/or movement to his body, however, it is unclear if and when it would do so. We would just have to wait and see.

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December 6, 2019

Hey Marcus! I remember seeing this on twitter and I kept it in my files. I hope this is able to help a little. We said we were all gonna hang out but we never did! That’s how life gets sometimes, I also don’t think I have your number. Hopefully we can all see each other soon. Have a good one!

Diamond Longs

October 18, 2019

Please donate to help this wonderful young man and his beautiful family.

Kenneth Settle

July 16, 2019

Wishing you the very best Marcus.

Donna Bonelli

July 14, 2019

May God continue to bless you through this journey with strength, guidance, patience and healing. You’re an amazing young man Marcus . Work hard you will walk again. Love auntie Val

Valerie Howard