Hi. I came across your website while surfing the internet. I was very moved by the site - I think it is a great idea keeping it up in memory of your son. Thank you for sharing your stories and photos.
Sydney, NSW Australia - Saturday, July 24, 2004 at 21:35:50 (EST)
hey i am only 16 myself and i was looking on the computer fro pooh bear and i came across your page i was really touched i hope that you get better and live to be my age and have some fun along the way i hope you the best bye matthew
and for your parents i hope you two the best of luck with him you guys are really blessed
i read this and nearly cried it is very upsetting, i can't imagine the pain matthew's family must be going through. It is better for him this way, as he is no longer suffering, i would have thought this would be the best way to look on it if you would like to still have a life with your daughter. My wishes are with the family and my prayers are alway's with matthew from now on. All my love forever NikkixXxXxXxXxXxXxXxXxXxXxXxXxXxXxXxXxX
hey my name is lauren and i'm in my final year of school.i have an assignment on luekaemia and was searching the web and clicked onto Matthew's website.how one little boy could make me smile so much and cry i will never know.my deepest sympathys to the family all my love and best wishes lauren xxx.
my little cousin is absolutly in love with the wiggles if we go to the video store guess what video she wants to get out, thats right, the wiggles, to tell the truth, i dont mind them thet much either.!!!
Nice Site, love the layout
my daughter has acute lymphoblastic lekuemia
Really nice site, very powerful...brought me to tears.
I feel really bad that these things happened to your angel. I wish you the best.
I was searching for quimo info. for my girlfriends Dad and when I found your site. You have a lot of strentth.
Hi Matthew and Anthony
I am 38 years old and have AML - was diagnosed in 1996 and almost made the 5 year mark - relapsed end of 2001 and again at the end of last year.
Matthew was an incredible boy - you can be proud of him - I cried when I went through his website.
Great site really enjoyed
i am a fan of yours
My grandaughter died of AML ON 19TH Sept 2002. She was so brave Jordan was 21 months old. Its hard ,and we miss her so much. But some of the other children on Jordans ward with AML are all doing fine I pray for all of you going through this nightmare.
I'm sorry for the notice.
I' have a peritoneal sarcoma.
I will always remember the first day that i met Matthew (through my best friend Melisa Assi, who died 2 days before Matthew) and i was inspired by the strenght that he had, regardless of the pain he was in. He was a very special boy, just like Melisa.
sorry to read about your loss, please visit my son's page.
He too has AML and has now developed BOOP-thought to be related with GVHD.
What a great website and very factual too, I learnt a lot whilst visiting. Thanks
G'day mate! Very nice website. Please viist my website!!! :)
This is a great Website. It is very touching. It just made me think of all the little things I get mad at for example little pain. Now that I saw what this little angel had to go thru I feel ashamed of my self. I was a tuff battle and he was a brave soldier. This website really put me to think of all I should give thanks for.
A great site to an inspirational little boy who endured so much. Brought tears to my eyes. - Nathan.
wonderful site, I wish you and your family the best. God Bless
My son was diagnosed with AML this past April. It has been a hard time for us. I think your son was beautiful and your website is great.
Very sweet web site we just happened upon. Our son is Matthew too and he is just now two years old. I am sure you miss your Matthew, but your memories are wonderful to share. Thanks,MC
Sorry for your loss, Matthew sounded like such a brave little boy,all the aches and pains that we suffer are nothing compared to what your little angel suffered, reading about Matthews short life has made me realise that I am so lucky to have my health and have my 15 month old healthy son,
before I ever complain about any trivial thing I will think of Matthew and how brave he was and what love and fun he had in his short life. I am very grateful that you have kept this website, it makes you cry and it makes you think about how precious every life is. Thank you Matthew for touching my heart and life. May you forever be surrounded by angels.
My 2yr old daughter and I were searching Googel Images to find photos of the Wiggels and we cam across Matthew'Room. The pictutes of your brave little boy brought me to tears, I can't imagine the strength that you all must have to face these trails. I will pray for Matthew and your entire family. I just had to let you know that his big brown eyes deeply touched my heart.
i was just searching the web for insperation,(that was my "key"word) and your site came up with your beautiful little boy, i am so deeply moved by his story and cant believe that someone so little had to endure so much. i found insperation.
I"m so sorry! i didn't realised he had passed...well i hope you guys are okay..thats so0o0o sad...well i give you love and prayers
i hope you get better if you haven't already!! i feel for you...just looking at your web-site made me cry!!
Get better soon!
My mom came accross your website after looking online for Hi-5 information.She read the diary and felt very sad.
Eventhough this comes so late ,She wants you to know that She's saying a prayer for Matthew and his family.
I cam across your site while I was looking for some information about Leukimia. My good friend has found out he has leukimia and he just going through Chemo this week. After looking through your site, I ended up in tears. I am scared for my friend, he lives in Canberra, and as you can see I am in Darwin, and that is quite away away, I am visiting Canberra for xmas, and all my prayers are hoping I will see him again.
Sorry to hear that Matthew passed away, he sure was a beautiful boy.
GOD BLESS you.
its hard to know what to say in times like this.....i was touched to hear the story of your son...all i can say is think of the good times you all had together.....the reason i came across the story of your son was that in the last few weeks my bosses son was found to have leukaemia and is going thru a lot of stuff in hospital at the moment and not sure of what the out come for him is yet...they will know more in the next 4 or 5 weeks....since my boss needs someone to cover his shifts at the fish and chip shop i offered to cover his shifts at the shop free of charge so he and his wife can spend more time with there son......take care robert edwards
My 8yr old son matthew was diagnosed with AML in june this year with monosome 7. we were admitted to Bristol Childrens Hospital.uk,
He is now recovering from a bone marrow transplant, the marrow was donated by his 9yr sister Emma.he spent 3weeks in isolation which was very hard work.
we live in Truro Cornwall.
Is their anyone else out there who has experienced this?
Nice site, good work..:)
What a brave and special little boy you were matthew, i hear so much about you from so many people who love you. You really are special. Your family loves you very much. You will always be with them. My deepest sympathy for all the Belo family. The strength and love you have for Matthew is amazing.
Oh my goodness. I feel horrible after reading this. It's so sad! He had such a short life. . . . . You have my deepest sympathy. I've never lost anyone in my life, so I really can't say I know how you feel. But, keep up a cheerful smile for everyone.
First I want you to know how sorry I am for your loss. My son Justin was diagnoised with AML, M7 in Sept 2002 (he was 2 yrs old). What amazed me about your story is that Matthew presented the same as Justin. Justin started with one hard lump and then it spread to both sides of his face. It seems like his face would never stop growing. Although it took 5 weeks after I was admitted into our local children's hospial for a diagnoiss. As it turned out Justin had a blood disorder (Myloid Displastic Sydrome)that gave him AML.They said the blood disorder is what made his face explode. When I look at Matthew's photo's I see alot of my son's journey. Although, our treatment only lasted 14 months, I am very lucky that Justin is now 4 and has been in remission for over a year. My thoughts and prayors are with your family and Matthew.
I think this web site is a beautiful tribute to Matthew. I hope to one day be able to sit down and write our journey as well.
All the best in the future.
OH MATTHEW, YOU ARE TRULY GOD SENT, PEOPLE NEVER REALIZE HOW FRAGILE LIFE IS UNTIL ITS GONE. MY HUSBAND AND I LOST OUR SON AT 4AND A HALF YRS IN 1998, TO A RARE HEART CONDITION, IT ALL HAPPENED WITHIN 3 DAYS, AND THEN HE WAS GONE. YOUR WEBSITE IS TRULY AMAZING, FOR PARENTS WHO HAVE LOST A CHILD WE KNOW ALL TOO WELL OF THE HEART ACHE IT BRINGS, BUT WHAT WE HAVE LEFT IS SO MANY MANY MEMORIES THAT CAN LAST A LIFETIME. THOSE ARE THE THINGS WE LIVE ON,UNTIL WE KNOW WE WILL MEET YOU ALL AGAIN IN HEAVEN, UNTIL THEN ITS GODS TURN TO HAVE MEMORIZES WITH YOU. YOUR TRULY AN ANGEL SENT FROM GOD. MY SON WAS, HE BROUGHT SO MUCH JOY AND HAPPINESS, ALWAYS HAPPY THRU ANYTHING. I LOOK BACK NOW AND I KNOW I WOULDNT CHANGE A THING WITH ALL THAT HAPPENED IN THOSE 3 DAYS, ALL I KNOW IS THE LOVE WE HAVE FOR HIM, AS YOU DO MATTHEW,WILL CONTINUE TO GROW, AND THATS ALOTTA LOVE. MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU EVERY DAY AS YOU ALL BLESSED MATTHEW, EVERYDAY!!!!!
i love this web site. my mom was just diagnosed with AML 2 weeks ago . i am tring to find out everythig i can about her disease. if any one can help please feel free to email me. micheal u are one strong little kid. keep up the good work. you truley touched my heart
i didn't mean to enter this site bu i am so glad i did. i lost my 9 year old younger sister to ALL in 2001 she also relapsed and under went a bone marrow transplant from a perfect match. but in the end her body gave up after being on a ventalator for over a whole month. she was there, alive but she was asleep and never woke up. i miss her so much as i am sure you do your beautiful son. good luck to the rest of your life.
Sorry for your loss, I lost my mother in June this year to AML, I stumbled across this site and found it hard to leave. What a precious little fighter your son was...thoughts and well wishes to you.
No one lives forever. But Matthew was a great kid. He was made great by the people who gave so much to him, his parents. Everthing that Matthew is was given to him by his parents, the DNA that they carry, and the love that they give. Without love, no child grows to be worthy of it.
Thank you for sharing Matthew's story with us. :) I've had two friends diagnosed with lukemia (which I still can't spell), and both have pulled through. So hang tight. <3
I have no idea how I came across your website but I will tell you that for the last hour and a half I have looked at EVERY page, read EVERY entry, and have absolutely fallen for Matthew. What an incredible journey for such a young child. You will be in my prayers and I so hope that you continue to make the progress that you have. I will check back at your website often just to see if you've posted anything new. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY!!
I have no idea how I came across your website but I will tell you that for the last hour and a half I have looked at EVERY page, read EVERY entry, and have absolutely fallen for Matthew. What an incredible journey for such a young child. You will be in my prayers and I so hope that you continue to make the progress that you have. I will check back at your website often just to see if you've posted abything new. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY!!
What a beautiful, brave little boy! Thank you so much for sharing his life with everyone - the world has been made a richer place by his big smile and obvious positive spirit. I was so moved by your site and am going to find out about donating bone marrow. Matthew and you, his wonderful parents will be in my prayers. God Bless
This is a beautiful dedication
I am not even sure how I came across it but I feel like a more enriched person for doing so
i was just stumbling arround the web looking for wiggles pictures for my young couzin who i thought had it bad with a broken nose, but when i juts saw what this site i felt moved to write and say how touched i am to have learned of such an amazing childs life.i have not yet explored the whole site, but know even more lessons will be taught thorugh your son's strength and determination.thank you very much.
hey i was checking out the web when i found matthew's page. he is very cute. i would like to let you knoe that you guys did a great job with taking care of him and he is a very strong boy. wish him the best.
I know how you felt my litel broth had the same thing as you he has been cuered for 2 years I hope you are well I have to go I am at school.
I have read through all of he pages on this website, and could not help but cry at the information that iwas reading, i am very sorry to hear about your son, and hope that one day i will be able to help. Thankyou for this site, it really helped me to understand a lot more about Luekaemia. luv Beth.
A close friend has just been diagnosed
with m.luekemia. I was searching and found this site.. it's good to know there are so many wonderful people that
still care... thanks, Lynne B
I've been just looking through the net and have somehow stumbled onto your website. Matthew looked like an absolutely beautiful boy, his story is really heartbreaking and he must be terribly missed. Tonight I will kiss my children more than I normally do and feel thankful for each day I have with them. Thank you for sharing your son's life with us
I was given this link from a person on the Wiggles Web site. My heart goes out to you. Andrea
like playing video games
I admire your bravery and wish you all the best. I have always thought about bone marrow donation but never done any thing about it, I will certainly be doing something about it now.
Having two children i cant even imagine what you and your family have gone through. As i sit here with tears rolling down my cheek, may the spirit of your beautiful little boy always be with you
Maybe my mum will say hi to you some time. It might be later rather than sooner (at least I hope so). But I thank you and your family for your wonderful website and the insight it brings.
What a touching tribute to your beautiful child.And thank you for making people aware of leukemia and also cord donation.God Bless You and Your Family
Debbie and Julio
I am so sorry for the massive loss in your family. To keep this site was a wonderful idea and you must be very proud of your little guys valiant struggle. Most parents don't realize how lucky we are to have healthy children and sometimes take little things for granted. My prayers are with you and your family.
Also I'm so shocked by the insensitivity of some of the post people have left here. It's amazing about the lack of consideration found at times.
I understand what you are going through. I haven't lost a child but I did lose my father to acute myloid leukaemia last Feb. I am only 21 and it really hurts me not to have my father. IF you could help me start a website I would greatly appreicate it.
i think this is beautiful.i am still wiping my tears,a special family this is close to home to me as i have a daughter who fighting ALL we had a awful year last year with very rare infections and were hospitalised for 12 weeks running but she is doing fine at the moment and enjoying life with good counts no neutropenia...and in remission thankgod.i feel enlighten to read such a beautiful diary about your son and family and i hope life is making more sense as it can be so cruel and why i dont know.hopefully one day they will know why and cure it or prevent it. lets hope and pray. bye.
I am so very sorry for your loss. I have a 17 month old daughter and I could only imagine your pain in losing your son. I was looking for pictures of the Wiggles for my daughter when I ran across your website. What a wonderful tribute to Matthew. I was very moved by his story and found myself in tears thru most of it. My prayers are with your family... God Bless.
Matthew was a very brave child. I share in your pain. I too have a nephew who was recently diagnosed with AML. He is 31 years old and is ready to give up the fight. He hates the chemo so much. What can we do. Do you have any advice for us. Sincerely,Yolanda.
Hi,I ran by this site doing research I couldnt help it but I cried. Sorry for your loss.
Came into your site when I clicked the wrong link looking for my friends new job (in Scotland) and hope you still read the messages, your son was very brave. I lost my partner to a sudden brain heamorrhage 14 months ago and it still feels like yesterday. He died suddenly but your son is a credit to those with terminal illnesses and I am sure his diary has helped many people. I send you all my love, Susan
Fare thee well sweet Mathew, till we meet again. . .
Hey I really like your site. I have found some of the information here
helpfull. Thanks :)
matthew was lucky to have a family like he did.leukaemia is a mongrel of a disease i lost my best mate(golf partner and cricket mate wayne) to it.it was quik 10 days from diagnosis to heaven.i suppose some ways he was lucky to make 29.very touching site
hi I am nathaniel I am a kid I am really helpful and nice, and I get along with adult's. I am a computer wizz. I love the series rayman1,2,m. I'm 10.
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