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Dear Matthew, I have been into your site several times since I first found it, and I continue to be amazed at how brave you are. My prayers are with you little fella. My husband Ron and I are members of Lions International. Ron is the fund raising chairman for Lions Cord Blood Foundation and he is also on the fundraising committee at the Bone Marrow Donor Institute Cord Blood Bank in Melbourne. We are both very interested in this programme and are happy to know that so far everything seems to be going OK after your transplant. We wish you and your family a Bright and Blessed Christmas and a Successful and Healthy New Millennium. Regards from Sue and Ron Hird.
Sue Hird <>
Melbourne, Vic Australia - Thursday, December 23, 1999 at 23:07:55 (EST)

Dear Matthew, Wishing you and your family a very happy Christmas and a great year 2000! Love from Lina, Ian and Michael
Lina Partis
Sydney, NSW Australia - Monday, December 20, 1999 at 09:56:07 (EST)

Dear Matthew, I really enjoyed looking through your website and reading about your experiences. You are a brave little boy with lots of courage and determination. You will be in my prayers and I hope you make a full recovery. Love Dianne
Dianne Rodrigues <>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Sunday, December 19, 1999 at 19:51:59 (EST)

You certainly are a strong and courageous little boy. You are an inspiration to people of all ages who have to undergo countless hours of treatments and tests. I'd like to wish you and your entire family a wonderful holiday season. Keep smiling, little guy. You're in my heart.
Antonina MacDonald <>
Toronto, Ontario Canada - Saturday, December 18, 1999 at 11:24:52 (EST)

Hi there Matthew,nice to see you and dad!Hope all is well,we are all having fun in the old big red car!Get well soon!Anthony Wiggle
Anthony Field
Sydney, nsw Australia - Thursday, December 16, 1999 at 02:17:41 (EST)

Hey Spunky Monkey, I haven't seen you in ages. I heard that you came to see me the other day but just couldn't wait that long. Anyway I'll be seeing both you and Kayla on Sunday okilydokily. Lots of love and kisses and cuddles...JOxxxxxxxxxx
Jo Owen <>
SYDNEY, - Wednesday, December 15, 1999 at 09:15:41 (EST)

Hi Matthew, We are akk really pleased with your great results. This should be a wonderful Christmas! We'll all be thinking of you when we're in Denver. Hugs for you and Kayla and mum and dad!
Canada - Wednesday, December 15, 1999 at 05:58:14 (EST)

Dear Matthew, My mum has the same disease as you so we have some understanding of what you and your family are going through. We also get very excited about white cell counts and bone marrow results! I hope you and your family have a fantastic Xmas! Jane Latimer.
Jane Latimer <>
Sydney, NSW - Sunday, December 12, 1999 at 14:09:17 (EST)

Hi Matthew, I haven't seen you for so long, which only means good news. Hang in there and keep those counts up. Love you Matthew.
Kylie Olcayto <>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Wednesday, December 08, 1999 at 11:40:09 (EST)

Thankyou for your website Matthew! I have the same birthday as you but a year later(6/7/97), and I like all of your favourite things!! And guess what? my Mummy has the same birthday as your Mummy!! We loved looking through your photos, and are glad your tube is out. We will be thinking of you, and hoping you have a great Christmas.
Geordie (and his Mum Mary)
Brisbane, Qld Australia - Tuesday, December 07, 1999 at 22:38:08 (EST)

Hey Matthew!!! Great to see you again and to hear that you've got your NG tube out!! Keep on Wigglin'!!!! Lots of Love, Lisa xoxoxoxo
Lisa Thompson
- Tuesday, December 07, 1999 at 14:24:55 (EST)

Hi Matthew We loved your pictures with the Fame cast. Did you enjoy the show? It must be quite hot if Kayla and Dad swam. Hope those bugs get cleared up soon so you can go into the pool too.We had a big Christmas party for kids at work on Sun 750 people, to also celebrate 25yrs of being incorporated. I ran an obstacle course. Where is Christmas this year. Let me know when that is decided. Love to Kayla , Mum and dad.
- Tuesday, December 07, 1999 at 11:15:20 (EST)

There used to be an expression in One Commando that went: "When you think you are exhausted (expletive deleted), you are only exhausted for the first time". Hang in there Matthew!
Peter McSweeney
- Saturday, December 04, 1999 at 23:47:23 (EST)

Hey from your Wilson Cousins In Melbourne!!! Ben, Grace, Sam, and Miriam.
Grace Wilson <>
Melbourne, Victoria Australia - Friday, December 03, 1999 at 21:07:41 (EST)

I was searching the net for bear in the big blue house gifts for my son. My search engine brought me here. Good Luck with everything. Matthew is such a cutie!!!
Angela Smith <>
Parkersburg, wv USA - Monday, November 29, 1999 at 13:00:03 (EST)

Kayla - we hope your ears are alright and this makes them better. We just celebrated American Thanksgiving - this year we all have alot to be thankful for. All our best, J & K
Jenn and Kent
Denver, USA - Saturday, November 27, 1999 at 13:17:45 (EST)

melisa assi
glebe, NSW - Friday, November 26, 1999 at 17:09:02 (EST)

Hello Matthew and Kayla, Hope the ears are feeling a little better Kayla. My big girl, had her tonsils out this year, it hurt quite a bit but she got better quickly, by eating lots of icecream, and now her throat never ever gets sore! I have a boy  who is almost exactly the same age as you Matthew, his 3rd birthday was on the 5th August 1999. He loves Playschool, diggers, dump trucks, and rubbish trucks, pirates and cowboys. He likes to play with tools and Duplo, and loves Woody the cowboy, and Buzz lightyear from the Toy story movie. Matthew, I think you look like a really special little boy, and you have a beautiful smile! Just like your pretty sister's. I'm really glad that I found your photo album, I will have a look every day, to see if your mummy and Daddy have taken any more of these great photos! Keep smiling Matthew, hope you are feeling better soon Kayla Love Rachel :-)
canberra, Australia - Friday, November 26, 1999 at 01:46:01 (EST)

WHAH WHO! MATTHEW, We are so excited about where the new cells are coming from And ,yes, we sure do know what happened to your helium ballon! It has gone to join it's friend from your 3rd Birthday party in July. Yuor farm visit sounds fun. Do't you love being in the country? I've become a real country bumpkin. Love to kayla, Mum,Dad, Robbie and Pop
- Tuesday, November 23, 1999 at 01:51:28 (EST)

Hang in there kid and never give up hope!
Sandra Kiley <>
Pickering, Ontario Canada - Wednesday, November 17, 1999 at 14:29:32 (EST)

All the best and hope you beat it kphelps
ken phelps <>
Branxton, N.S.W Australia - Wednesday, November 17, 1999 at 01:28:34 (EST)

Hi Matthews my thoughts are with you all the way
Darlene Wowryk <>
Winnipeg,Manitoba, Canada - Tuesday, November 16, 1999 at 17:05:54 (EST)

Glad to see you have a smile on your face Matthew , just keep it there and always thing possitive Way to go big guy
Hendrik and Linda Tempelaar <>
Ont Canada - Tuesday, November 16, 1999 at 13:12:04 (EST)

Hi Mathew! You are the bravest little man I have ever come across. In all of the years I have been in the Army I have never seen anyone as strong or brave. Your webpage brought many smiles to my face. I hope it does the same for you. Please keep the pictures coming as I'll be coming back often to see what you have been up to. You will be in my thoughts and prayers every day. Be well, but even more important.. be HAPPY! Kevin Pascal & family
Kevin Pascal <>
Toronto, Ontario Canada - Monday, November 15, 1999 at 23:51:59 (EST)

Hello Matthew! My little sister (now 27!) had a big bird that she slept with every night too! In fact, I think she still does. :) You are a very strong, smart and brave young man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Ridley (my daughter..almost 1 year) loves Bear too. Keep smiling Matthew!!
Kelly & Ridley <>
Canada - Monday, November 15, 1999 at 18:29:06 (EST)

Hi Matthew!! I am Seth's mom:) Seth is almost one year old and he too LOVES bear off Bear in the Big Blue House - makes him and me laugh too!! My husband and I donate blood and are on the marrow donor list - I wish we could do more to help you but it sounds like you are quite the fighter!! Stay strong and you are in our thoughts and prayers! Lori and Seth:)
Seth <>
Canada - Monday, November 15, 1999 at 18:16:43 (EST)

You are a brave little man, hope everything works out for you and Im sure with all the love from your family you will beat it.Goodluck and take care!
Leana & Mitch <>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Monday, November 15, 1999 at 14:52:42 (EST)

My name is Brittany and I have just turned 4! Mummy and I were searching for hi-5 pictures when we came across your website! Its a great page! We send you all our love Matthew!!!
Brittany <>
Newcastle, NSW Australia - Friday, November 12, 1999 at 13:30:37 (EST)

Hi Matthew, Our daughter Kimberley had cancer of the liver and went through some of the same things as you. She is now 8 and a beautiful healthy girl. We were sure that a happy, positive family helped to make her better. I am sure it is doing the same for you. Keep smiling. Its the best medicine.
Fran <>
Brisbane, Qld Australia - Friday, November 05, 1999 at 23:27:16 (EST)

Matthew, This is a wonderful way for you to keep in touch with the whole world. It's a lovely website. Your photos are terrific. I hope all your dreams come true - you are a very brave boy. Keep smiling!
Alison McWhirter <>
Hornsby, 2077 Australia - Friday, November 05, 1999 at 14:30:02 (EST)

Hope you are feeling better soon. I really enjoyed reading your daily reports and looking at your lovely photographs. Lots of Luck with your treatment JackieXXX
Jackie Kelly
- Friday, November 05, 1999 at 13:11:41 (EST)

All the best for the future,
kate Powell <>
Manchester, England - Wednesday, November 03, 1999 at 15:22:20 (EST)

Hi Matthew,Maria Yoo one of your nurses told me all about you and how lovely you are so i thought i would call in to say hello and wish you Good Luck Matthew Bye Siobhan
Siobhan Kelly <>
sydney, nsw australia - Wednesday, November 03, 1999 at 14:25:57 (EST)

Hi Matthew, I was just passing through again to see how you are and I'm so pleased you are home and looking like having so much fun. That's a great Jack O' Lantern you had there. Hope you had lots of treats and no tricks! Lots of love to you, big hug.XXX
Tracey <>
England - Wednesday, November 03, 1999 at 08:59:04 (EST)

Hi Matthew, Kayla, Sue and Anthony, it is great to be able to keep up to date with how things are going via your fantastic web site. Glad to see you have been doing some fun things Matthew! Thinking of you all. Krishna
Krishna Ghosh <>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Tuesday, November 02, 1999 at 11:15:40 (EST)

Okay Matthew - you need to ask your Mummy something for me - is she still afraid of trick or treating? When we were a little older than you and Kayla, we dressed up and went trick or treating at our Grandma's house. Your Mum was not too happy but her cool cousins from Canada introduced Halloween to your Mum and aunt Robbie. This is too great! Halloween is now in Australia and my cousin is participating - heehee - i am enjoying this one. (all in good fun of course!) Love, J & K
Jenn and Kent
Denver, USA - Monday, November 01, 1999 at 13:33:05 (EST)

Hi Mathew just happened to stumble onto your web site I think you are a very special young man, and you have a wonderful loving family. I have an 18 month old little girl called Holly when she was born I donated my cord blood but you have inspired me to do more. Please keep us all posted on your progress an keep that beautiful smile happening as much as you can. Love and prayers to you and your family. Lisa, Brendon and Holly Kirsopp xxx
Hollysmum <>
Brisbane, qld Australia - Friday, October 29, 1999 at 21:52:46 (EST)

Hi Matthew, It's good news that you've been able to spend so much time at home. Guess what? I donated blood today for the first time, and signed up as a bone marrow donor. And I finally did this after being inspired by your homepage and story. So really, you helped somebody today. Have fun with Big Bird and Kayla and your play house, Sarah
Sydney, - Thursday, October 28, 1999 at 20:07:26 (EST)

Congratulations!!!!!!! Finally got to go home at long last. Hope you had a great nights sleep in you own bed. I bet you enjoyed those chicken nuggets before you left the hospital too. Love Aunty Cheryl and family xxxxx
Cheryl Turton <>
Swansea, NSW Australia - Monday, October 25, 1999 at 14:01:53 (EST)

Good news Matthew! Isn't it great to be home and sleep in your own bed, and to play with your toys, and with Kayla in the cubby house. I'm sure mum and dad are happy to all be at home too. Much love, Stan
Paris, Ontario, - Sunday, October 24, 1999 at 11:31:39 (EST)

Wow! Discharge day..just love the graduation photo.
marion ghosh <>
Poughkeepsie, NY USA - Thursday, October 21, 1999 at 22:06:32 (EST)

ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC USA - Thursday, October 21, 1999 at 11:09:31 (EST)

Double, triple YAHOOO! ! you get to sleep in your own bed- what a great feeling! here's to all of you! love, J &K
Jenn and Kent
Denver, USA - Thursday, October 21, 1999 at 10:52:37 (EST)

MELBOURNE, VIC AUSTRALIA - Wednesday, October 20, 1999 at 18:45:00 (EST)

It is so great to see that you are feeling a lot better and you can have a gate pass to go home. We are glad you are eating a little bit and are feeling happy Love Hayden, Jordan, Charlotte Carolyn & Adam
Dunn <>
sydney, nsw australia - Monday, October 18, 1999 at 16:38:49 (EST)

G'day Matthew. Just keeping up to date, as we don't see mum and dad much. Keep them whit cells going up. Good to hear your going well and gtting leave passes. Best Wishes, the Wiltshires'.
Witshhire Family
Sydney, NSW Australia - Saturday, October 16, 1999 at 19:20:57 (EST)

Matthew... I found your site by complete accident (looking for kids birthday cakes of all things!). You are such a brave boy, I bet your family is so proud of you. Keep fighting. Justine
justine <>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Saturday, October 16, 1999 at 14:04:20 (EST)

Hurrah , to be home on gate passes. Keep walking as much as you can so your legs get strong again We are home after a great time with Did and Bill I bet they told you all about it this weekend. thinking of you all always
- Thursday, October 14, 1999 at 09:47:14 (EST)

Dear Matthew, Gidday how are you? You finally got to go home for a while that was so good to hear. It sounds as though you had a great time wandering around and exploring. Hope the coming week is good for you, take care and say hello to Kayla and Mummy and Daddy Love Aunty Chez and family xxxxxxxx
Cheryl Turton <>
Swansea, NSW Australia - Tuesday, October 12, 1999 at 20:12:23 (EST)

Dear Matthew, CONGRATULATIONS on making it home for a while! What excellent news!!! Im getting home this week too and Im looking forward to seeing you. Take care and say to your family!!! Lots of Love, Lisa xoxoxoxo
Lisa Thompson
- Tuesday, October 12, 1999 at 19:36:18 (EST)

It was great to "find" your web site Matthew, I was actually looking for some thing else. I'd like to say a big Hello to your family from mine. Me (Helen) Mike (my hubby) David (3and 1/2) and Connor (6 months)Take care and God Loves You!!
The Parker-Hansen's
Perth, W.A. Australia - Monday, October 11, 1999 at 19:03:25 (EST)

YEAHHHH!! Matthew - you got to go home - that is wonderful! we hope you had fun with everyone together and with your toys. That is just great.
Jenn and Kent
Denver, USA - Monday, October 11, 1999 at 13:05:09 (EST)

YAY HIP HIP Hooray!! Wonderful news about your white cells. JO has been a bit sick for a few days Matthew so I'll see you when I'm all better. Love you and missing you, JO
JO <>
Sydney, NSW - Monday, October 11, 1999 at 07:57:29 (EST)

Keep on improving. Good work Matthew. Best Wishes from Chloe's family.
Wiltshire Family
Sydney, NSW Australia - Saturday, October 09, 1999 at 20:19:49 (EST)

Dear Matthew, It is great to hear that you are improving day by day and it is really good news that you are eating again. Sarah is a friend of Kayla's and both Sarah and her little brother Matthew are looking forward to the day that you can also come over to play. Matthew has lots of cars and a BIG box of Dinosaurs that he would love to share with you. You are a very brave boy and we are looking forward to hearing of your continued improvement over the coming weeks. All of our love and very best wishes to you and your wonderful family.
Debbie, Andrew, Sarah & Matthew Jackson <>
- Friday, October 08, 1999 at 17:38:51 (EST)

Great web site! Hope you get well soon.
Michael Allen
Sydney, Australia - Friday, October 08, 1999 at 14:41:07 (EST)

Maria & Nino Calcopietro <>
- Thursday, October 07, 1999 at 22:59:56 (EST)

Dear Matthew, Im really glad to hear that the pain has been settling down and that youve been eating a bit. Looking forward to seeing you soon!!!! Take care!! Lots of Love, Lisa xoxoxoxo
Lisa Thompson
- Tuesday, October 05, 1999 at 22:47:41 (EST)

I spoke to Elmo on the phone and he told me he came to visit you. He told me to give you a BIG ELMO hello! Diane
Diane Kalfopoulos <>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Tuesday, October 05, 1999 at 15:06:31 (EST)

Hi Matthew! We had a nice chat with your Dad yesterday. He told us you were eating popcorn for breakfast!! good for you! We hope you continue to feel better bit by bit. Say hi to everyone for us. love, J & K
Jenn and Kent
Denver, CO USA - Tuesday, October 05, 1999 at 14:32:35 (EST)

You are very courages.Keep on smiling
cristina Ontivero
Fairfield, NSW Australia - Monday, October 04, 1999 at 10:41:54 (EST)

Hi Matthew I found your site while looking for info on my sudden bruises and you've certainly helped put them into perspective! I'm a Pooh fan too and have visited the real Poohsticks bridge and enchanted places. Roo's sandy pit is full of water but very sandy indeed! If you would like me to tell you about it please do e-mail me and I'll send you the story. I wish you all the love in the world, and do keep a smile on that handsome face!
Tracey <>
England - Monday, October 04, 1999 at 08:30:00 (EST)

Dear Matthew, just got home from Sydney and was just checking out your website, glad to see that you are not in as much pain at the moment. Keep your spirits up and be positive. Say hi to Mum, Dad and Kayla. Thinking of you always, all our love Aunty Chez and family xxxxxx
Cheryl Turton <>
Swansea, nsw Australia - Saturday, October 02, 1999 at 21:18:39 (EST)

Hi Matthew & family Wishing you all the best. Keep fighting & be positive. The website is fantastic! My son has recently been diagnosed with ALL so we're just starting on the long road ahead. Good luck matey, we're thinking of you. Deb & Ben Davie
Deb Davie <>
Geelong, Vic Aust - Thursday, September 30, 1999 at 00:00:47 (EST)

Hi Matthew, Heard about your great efforts from friends - Loyce & Robert. They were right! Your web sight does look great. Love your all your favourite things - they are all happy.
Trish Jonescu <>
Melbourne, Vic Australia - Monday, September 27, 1999 at 18:58:16 (EST)

Dear Matthew Hi, just a short note to say we visit your website to check in on you a lot and thought its about time we left a message. We think you are a very brave boy and we are pulling for you. Great to see the white cells kicking in and we will keep you in our thoughts.
Jason, Julie, Scarlett, Trini & Piper <>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Sunday, September 26, 1999 at 02:51:02 (EST)

Hope Matthew gets better soon, and gets over all his troubles.
Wiltshire Family
Sydney, NSW Australia - Friday, September 24, 1999 at 20:12:49 (EST)

Hi Matthew, I am very impressed with your website - the colours and shapes are great as well as all the information. I work with Loyce Cox-Paton - I think that her husband works with your father. Loyce is mad about cats, but I like dogs better - you can tell when they're happy because they can wag their tails. Hope you get better soon. Regards Phil Timms
Phil Timms <>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Thursday, September 23, 1999 at 13:37:04 (EST)

Hi Matthew - I just sent you an e-mail and thought I might add our names to your guest book. With love and thoughts Loyce and Robert xx
Robert & Loyce Paton <>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Thursday, September 23, 1999 at 13:13:05 (EST)

Hi Matthew We are in Ibiza right now and thinking of you with all those many lines and feeling miserable. We hope the white cells are still coming up and you are able to feel better very soon lots of love Did & Bill & Stan & Nerida
Did & Bill <>
Ausralia - Thursday, September 23, 1999 at 02:04:47 (EST)

Atta boy Matthew! It's a joy to see you come around.
Marion Ghosh <>
Poughkeepsie, NY USA - Wednesday, September 22, 1999 at 22:39:22 (EST)

Hi Matthew! We are thinking of you all the time. we hope you start feeling better soon. say hi to Kayla and your Mum and Dad for us. Love, J & K
Jenn and Kent
- Monday, September 20, 1999 at 11:53:03 (EST)

Good Morning Matthew! Just to let you know you'll be in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you stnick
Jean St.Nicholas
- Sunday, September 19, 1999 at 20:50:45 (EST)

Hi MATTHEW, We were pleased to see that you are talking to mum and dad and Kayla. Hope you are soon eating all of your favourite food! We will be meeting up with Did and Bill tomorrow night. We will all be thinking of all of you. Much love, Stan and Nerida
- Saturday, September 18, 1999 at 02:33:24 (EST)

Dear Matthew, Keep your spirits up matey!!! Remember that every day is one day closer to feeling better!!! Love to Mum, Dad and Kayla too!! Lots of Love, Lisa xoxoxoxo
Lisa Thompson <>
- Friday, September 17, 1999 at 05:12:49 (EST)

Hi Matthew Hope you are feeling a little better today, and that you are not in quite as much pain. You really are a very courageous young man. Please give our love to Kayla, Mum and Dad. Just spoke to Aunty Doris, who also sends you her love. Keep smiling and hang in there. Love Aunty Chez
cheryl turton <>
Swansea, NSw Australia - Thursday, September 16, 1999 at 21:52:13 (EST)

cheryl turton <>
Swansea, NSw Australia - Thursday, September 16, 1999 at 21:46:39 (EST)

I have just finished reading your web page including your diary. I came across this when I was researching Leukaemia for a project I am doing at university. I am a mature age (48) 3rd year nursing student. I am also an active member of the Lion's club and as such take an active interest in the Cord Blood Bank here in Melbourne. Lion's have taken Cord Blood on as a project and are endeavouring to raise some much needed funds for this oh so worthy cause. I wish you all the very best and sincerely hope and pray that this transplant works and that this story becomes one of triumph. Keep up the good work on the diary as I am sure it is and will be a source of inspiration to so many others. God Bless you all.
Sue Hird <>
Melbourne, Vic Australia - Thursday, September 16, 1999 at 17:29:14 (EST)

Good luck for your future and I hope all goes well. Wishing for you. Mel
QLD Australia - Wednesday, September 15, 1999 at 13:15:31 (EST)

Hi Matthew-I am the student that kept coming to bother your Mum and Dad! so you probably don't remember me. I just wanted you all to know that I am thinking of you and Matthew, I hope you are feeling better soon. You are an incredible family. All the best, Krishna.
Krishna Ghosh <>
Sydney, N.S.W. Australia - Tuesday, September 14, 1999 at 16:12:54 (EST)

hope those counts start coming up soon to make you feel a bit better. When Cathy comes in tell her you want to paint a picture for me Love to you all
- Tuesday, September 14, 1999 at 13:24:17 (EST)

Hi Matthew, I haven't seen you for four days and just wanted to see your very cute smile so checked in here to say hello. I wonder if you're up late tonight watching Wiggles? I hope Big bird is awake with you. I hope we can have another weetbix-eating competition soon. See you in the morning. Lots love Judyxxx
- Monday, September 13, 1999 at 22:32:36 (EST)

Matthew, hope you are feeling a little better today. Have been keeping up to date via your website. Keep smiling. We are all thinking of you. Love Aunty Chez
cheryl <>
Swansea, NSW Australia - Monday, September 13, 1999 at 21:29:56 (EST)

Matthew I really hope you are doing well and I will do my best to help you on the days I look after you. Keep smilling and fighting. love emma
Emma Howe <>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Monday, September 13, 1999 at 18:14:29 (EST)

Wishing you all the best Matthew, I really admire you're courage
Rocco Carlino <>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Monday, September 13, 1999 at 18:09:19 (EST)

Just want to say Hullo and hope you feel better tomorrow than today and better the next day than tomorrow. Love to Mum, Dad and Kayla
- Saturday, September 11, 1999 at 13:17:46 (EST)

I was very very impressed when I stumbled on this website. My first thought was "what a (little)man" keep up the good work. I love your attitude & courage. I'll keep posted.
Debbie Delmo <>
Croydon, vic australia - Friday, September 10, 1999 at 21:15:33 (EST)

hello matthew hope is all going well with the transplant and lets hope you can eat soon so you can start enjoying KFC again.hope to see you at home soon love the Dunn kids.
hayden,jordan,charlotte <>
sydney, nsw australia - Friday, September 10, 1999 at 17:05:28 (EST)

You go team - we are with you!
Jenn and Kent
Denver, CO USA - Wednesday, September 08, 1999 at 11:34:32 (EST)

little matthew, we wish a very successful transplant; you look great in the latest pictures!
cesar and family
los angeles, - Wednesday, September 08, 1999 at 03:06:04 (EST)

Matthew, you little fighter! Next time I look will be after the transplant. Watching for relief, and a return to the gravy train. Love, Marion
Marion Ghosh <>
Poughkeepsie, NY USA - Tuesday, September 07, 1999 at 08:18:47 (EST)

Hi Matthew!!!! This is the last time that I'll be online before you have your transplant so GOOD LUCK!!!!! I will be thinking about you!!! Make sure you keep mum and dad busy running backwards and forwards from KFC. Matthew the Gravy King!!!! Take care buddy, Lots of Love, Lisa xoxoxoxo
Lisa Thompson <>
- Tuesday, September 07, 1999 at 02:20:41 (EST)

G'day little fella. I'm a nurse, and I am currently working on nightduty and it is 3am. I am looking after a little boy who has a similar illness to you. He too is brave and must have special qualities. I wish you all the best in everything that you will conqeur. Good Luck , Bye
Simon Keating
Melbourne, Australia - Monday, September 06, 1999 at 04:11:08 (EST)

Dear Matthew, best wishes for your transplant. Love Marie.
marie bleakley <>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Saturday, September 04, 1999 at 14:05:37 (EST)

Hey little guy with the cutest smirk! Hang in there, KFC will be looking out for you. As are so many others. Love and prayers to you, Kayla, mum, dad, pop, and daddie's folks.
Marion Ghosh <>
Poughkeepsie, NY USA - Thursday, September 02, 1999 at 21:43:25 (EST)

Dear Matthew. We hope you are soon able to eat lots of good food! We are thinking of you and Kayla and mum and dad. May your treatments go well. Hugs and kisses, Stan and Nerida
stan & nerida
paris, ont. canada - Thursday, September 02, 1999 at 04:30:04 (EST)

We are thinking of you. hope you continue to gain weight. Gravy on toast sounds like an interesting combo - glad it is working!!! do you have any other favourite foods you feel like eating yet? all our best, J & K
Jenn and Kent
Denver, CO USA - Wednesday, September 01, 1999 at 14:21:42 (EST)

Hey beautiful boy!!! I'm so glad to hear that all the nasty cells are staying in remission. I'm thinking of you often and looking forward to seeing you in October. You rea always in my prayers. Lots and lots of Love, Lisa PS Big hugs for mum and dad and Kayla too!!!
Lisa Thompson <>
- Monday, August 30, 1999 at 03:25:30 (EST)

To dearest Mathew. I start school next year. I go to koala kindy at the momement, which is just down the road from my house. At my kindy we paint pictures and draw a lot. I will get my mum & dad to send one of my pictures to you very soon. Take care, and I like wiggles too. Lauren.
Lauren Quick (4 &1/2 yrs) <>
gosford, nsw australia - Friday, August 27, 1999 at 22:53:05 (EST)

To mathew, My mummy & daddy are with me and a
Lauren Quick <>
Gosford, nsw Australia - Friday, August 27, 1999 at 22:31:21 (EST)

Hi Matthew, you are in our prayers and it's good to see you doing well. Keep up the good work. Lotsa luv Jaz, Emanuel and Peter....hope to see u very soon.
- Friday, August 27, 1999 at 09:04:33 (EST)

Hi. Matthew, Hope you are feeling better now. It was probably all those Freddos that did it. Maybe you will have to save them for me ! What do you think? Keep your counts up and give Mummy, Daddy and Kayla a hug from me
- Friday, August 20, 1999 at 11:50:20 (EST)

YAHOOO - great, great, great news - we just checked again after a long spell of being away - we are so happy for you. Keep it up Love J & K
Jenn and Kent
Denver, USA - Sunday, August 15, 1999 at 09:56:50 (EST)

With all the love and luck in the world, i hope you recover.
melbourne, Vic Australia - Saturday, August 14, 1999 at 14:12:05 (EST)

YAY!!!!!!!!Well done little fighter....I knew you could do it. Missing you lots, and I look foward to seeing you soon. Lots of hugs and kisses JOxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Jo Owen <>
Australia - Friday, August 13, 1999 at 12:02:21 (EST)

Yahooo! great news for starters, Keep it up and let me know what to do next if i am needed for a match let us all celebrate. love me
- Friday, August 13, 1999 at 07:04:41 (EST)

Yeah, REMISSION is a good thing. Keep it up.
Owen Parkhill <>
Toronto, Ontario Canada - Friday, August 13, 1999 at 04:55:20 (EST)

Yeah, REMISSION is a good thing. Keep it up.
Owen Parkhill <>
Toronto, Ontario Canada - Friday, August 13, 1999 at 04:55:18 (EST)

keep the blood counts up and We hope Mickey stays Down! Good Luck for Thurs. and let us know the results.
- Wednesday, August 11, 1999 at 09:08:51 (EST)

Hi guys! Great news about your discharge!I'm not back in work until Wednesday, but I'm looking foward to some good results! I'm praying for you guys heaps. Anyway, missing you lots Matthew, lots of kisses and cuddles JOxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Jo Owen <>
Sydney, Australia - Saturday, August 07, 1999 at 09:27:16 (EST)

Hi Matthew, I enjoyed visiting your web page and seeing your photos. You have such a great smile. I also enjoyed see your sister, Kayla and your mum and dad.You have been through some rough times but you have kept you're lovely smile through them all. Keep it up. We are thinking of you all and keep you in our prays. Love from us all, Isabel, Richard, James, William, Charlotte.
Isabel Silva
- Thursday, August 05, 1999 at 22:42:17 (EST)

Newly returned from Cape Cod (& the JFK Jr journalist influx), so July's diary has just been read. You're a tough little guy Matthew. One of your many admirers, Marion
marion ghosh <>
Poughkeepsie, NY USA - Thursday, July 29, 1999 at 23:41:34 (EST)

Dear Matthew, We wish you all the best. You are the bravest little boy. lots of love Lina, Ian and Michael
lina partis <>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Tuesday, July 27, 1999 at 16:31:06 (EST)

WOW - that is a big Mickey- he'll probably scare some birds too!! That's funny that he flew away. it is good you can get gate passes to go home most days. is it still cold there? it's hot here. take care, J & K
Jenn and Kent
Denver, CO USA - Monday, July 26, 1999 at 09:20:35 (EST)

Dear Matthew!!! Happy Birthday for last week!!! It sounds like you had an excellent day. You keep on being brave and strong. Send lots of love to mummy and daddy and Kayla for me. Lots and Lots of Love, Lisa xoxoxoxo
Lisa Thompson <>
- Monday, July 19, 1999 at 23:57:18 (EST)

jerry & kylie williams
- Sunday, July 18, 1999 at 15:11:18 (EST)

Just a quick note to say I had a great time at your party and loved the treasure hunt and playing in your cubby house. Hope everything is going well this week We are thinking of you. Love Hayden, Jordan and Charlotte. and Carolyn & Adam.
Hayden Dunn
sydney, nsw australia - Thursday, July 15, 1999 at 14:17:25 (EST)

Happy Birthday Matthew!!!
Nathaniel Wilson <>
sydney, nsw aus - Wednesday, July 14, 1999 at 16:36:43 (EST)

Hi Matthew, I am your Dad's friend and just like to tell you that you are a strong little fellow I 've ever known. Keep it up !
Edmund Li <>
Marsfield, NSW Australia - Tuesday, July 13, 1999 at 14:41:19 (EST)

"Where's Mike?" I'm right here, thinking of all of you. Keep up the fight Matthew. -Mike
Mike Parkhill <>
Ottawa, ON Canada - Monday, July 12, 1999 at 11:22:37 (EST)

Hi all - we are with you J & K
Jenn & Kent
Denver, CO USA - Friday, July 09, 1999 at 04:19:16 (EST)

You hang in there. Keep up the good fight. We are all hoping for you.
Owen <>
Toronto, Ont Canada - Friday, July 09, 1999 at 00:02:45 (EST)

I work with your Aunt, Diddy AKA Kathryn Adams. I was in her office when your mum phoned to say that your terrific present had arrived. Sounds like it really started the day off well. What a lucky boy! Thanks for making it possible for me to share your happiness. Regards and best wishes to Micky M.
Susan Jewell <>
Brisbane, Qld Same as yours! - Wednesday, July 07, 1999 at 14:41:52 (EST)

Happy Birthday to you, Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday to Matthew, Happy Birthday to you!!!!!! Hope you have a wonderful day. Lots and lots of happy birthday cuddles and kisses from JOxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Jo Owen <>
Parramatta, NSW Australia - Tuesday, July 06, 1999 at 11:22:26 (EST)

Hi gorgeous!!! It's great to hear that things are going so well for you!!! I hope you've got rid of that nasty tummy bug. If not I'll have to send one of the trolls over her in Norway to scare it away!! Do you know what a troll is? They're funny looking people with lots of messy hair and very big noses!!! Say hi to Kayla and Mummy and Daddy for me. I can't wait to see you when I get home! you llok like you've grown!! Take care, Lots of Love, Lisa xoxoxoxo
Lisa Thompson <>
- Saturday, July 03, 1999 at 09:53:11 (EST)

Just checking in to say Hi! Hope you are not sick to your tummy anymore. We are well and thinking about you as always! Love, Jenn and Kent
Jenn & Kent
Denver, CO USA - Tuesday, June 29, 1999 at 14:21:19 (EST)

Matthew, Your dad knows my brother Mark Shannon who works for Hughes in California. Mark told me about your website. I really enjoyed reading and looking through your life story. Our (Mark and I) dad just had a stroke and is in the hospital. Mark is now thinking about creating a website to follow his recovery process. I am leaving today from Arizonia to fly to Adelaide (through Sydney). I will be in Australia for two weeks. This will be my second trip - both for work. I work for Caterpillar and will be visiting with the Australian Department of Defense (ADF). Your dad may of heard about the DIDS (Defense Integrated Distribution System) request by the ADF. I need to go now. Take care. Dan
Daniel P. Shannon <>
Gilbert, AZ United States - Monday, June 21, 1999 at 05:06:40 (EST)

This is a very interseting, but sad site. I wish you and your family all the luck and best wishes for the future. I will think of you.
Shaz <>
Canberra, ACT Australia - Sunday, June 20, 1999 at 16:16:17 (EST)

We had everyone at home in the big city this weekend! Jenn is still here and didn't bring us any TImTams! Can you believe it! We hope you are all well. Glad that you are bouncing around- are you like Tigger? Please thank Kayla for the picture and note from all of you. See you soon (maybe for your birthday!)
Paris, ON CANADA - Monday, May 31, 1999 at 08:36:25 (EST)

I found your website by accident. I read through almost the whole thing and was touched by your story.....throughout your entire ordeal, your family and you have smiles on your face. What a great attitude. I now want to keep up with your progress and will visit your website again and again. I will pray for your health and also for you family. Leslie
Leslie Clark <>
Rolla, MO USA - Friday, May 28, 1999 at 01:20:08 (EST)

Thank you for the yummy Tim Tams and Violet Crumbles! We are so excited to have received them! WE hope you have a good weekend. All our best. We will eat a few for you and I guess we should have a couple each for the rest of your family too - what a chore!!! Heehee
Jenn & Kent
Denver, CO USA - Sunday, May 23, 1999 at 01:32:54 (EST)

Hang in there mate - I've got 4 children who each hope you do well.
Joh Combs <>
- Thursday, May 20, 1999 at 17:42:13 (EST)

I'm a friend of Diddy and Bill and visit your site from time to time to see how you are progressing. I send you best wishes and hope that you soon are feeling much better.
Merilyn <>
Sydney, - Wednesday, May 19, 1999 at 16:09:18 (EST)

Greetings for Mother's Day to Susan, Anthony, Kayla and Matthew. It's good to read the news. We hope for continued progress. Michael has been my helper into the wonderful world of email! Nerida is out at the moment, and I am sure she will be sending you a message as soon as is available. Much love, Stan
Stan Parkhill <>
- Sunday, May 09, 1999 at 04:04:06 (EST)

Hey Matt its Jo ! Sorry I missed you in transplant little man but I'm so so happy to see how well your doing. You are an awesome kid!!!!!!!! Lots of kisses and hugs.......JOxxxxx
Jo Owen <>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Saturday, May 01, 1999 at 21:47:16 (EST)

Matthew, You are inspirational!!!. I am teacher at a high schoool in Canberra. I am currently raising money for the cards for kids with cancer. I am putting an article in our school newsletter and your information has helped me immensely. Could I ask one favour of you? Can I place your pictue in the article? It would be an hounour if I could. Thank you Megan.
Megan Myles <>
Canberra, ACT Australia - Thursday, April 29, 1999 at 07:12:50 (EST)

Dear Matthew, Hooray!!!! I can't believe you got out of hospital so quickly!!! I have been thinking about you often and I am so pleased to read that you have recovered so fast. Speedy Gonzales!!! I am now in Canada and it is snowing outside. Very cold!!! Say hi to Mum and Dad and Kayla and enjoy being at home again!!! Lots and lots of Love, Nurse Lisa
Lisa Thompson <>
- Thursday, April 29, 1999 at 00:44:25 (EST)

Congrats on going home! We are so happy to hear that and hope that your counts continue to rise. Have fun with everyone at home.
Jenn & Kent
Denver, CO - Wednesday, April 28, 1999 at 12:56:22 (EST)

I commend both Matthew and his family for enduring the challenges of the last few months. You all have the support of my family. A big hug to all!
Cesar <>
El Segundo, CA USA - Wednesday, April 28, 1999 at 10:19:20 (EST)

YEAH!!!!! There is no place like home. Keep it up.
Owen <>
Toronto, Ontario Canada - Tuesday, April 27, 1999 at 08:08:46 (EST)

Thinking of you and hoping you're feeling well and making positive progress
SYDNEY, NSW AUSTRALIA - Monday, April 26, 1999 at 02:13:20 (EST)

We are thinking of you as always - hang in there. Yeah your counts are going up! let's keep counting! what is your favourite instrument to play?
Jenn and Kent
Denver, CO - Sunday, April 18, 1999 at 15:43:04 (EST)

Hello Matthew and family We say lots of prayers for you and we are always thinking of you, Kaila came to the park last week and when you are well we hope you will come too and pay us a visit. with lots of love chris george farrah lucette & anna
The Yusef Family <>
Sydney, nsw - Saturday, April 17, 1999 at 16:24:20 (EST)

Hi Mathew. I am a good friend of your Dad from work. I have been following your progress. You are a brave little man. I hope you get better soon.
Ian Partis <>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Friday, April 16, 1999 at 15:15:00 (EST)

Your story really touched me. I wish you the best of luck in the future!
Cassandra Beatty <>
Gold Coast, QLD Australia - Wednesday, April 14, 1999 at 16:39:50 (EST)

Hello Matthew, I've been following your web page for some time now, and it's wonderful to know that you are over the worst of your treatment. You have been a very brave little man and everyone is proud of you. I hope that you feel better with every passing day - get Dad to bring you to work with him sometime in the future. Best Wishes, Rhonda
Rhonda Richards <>
- Monday, April 12, 1999 at 15:01:22 (EST)

Very interesting reading and very familiar. My daughter was diagnosed with AML on the 28th of Nov 1997. She underwent very similar treatment. She has since had her bone marrow(may 98) and has come through very well. Thank God. She is now 2 and a half years old and is looking very healthy. Today we went to the Royal Brisbane Hospital for her regular check up. We are going back every two months at this stage. Her doctor is extremely pleased with her progress and so are we. There is light at the end of a very dark tunnel even though it doesn't seem like it some times.
Les Donges <>
Yangan, Qld Australia - Friday, April 09, 1999 at 21:12:46 (EST)

SYDNEY, NSW - Friday, April 09, 1999 at 21:08:08 (EST)

SYDNEY, NSW AUSTRALIA - Wednesday, April 07, 1999 at 19:51:43 (EST)

Good luck Matthew. I've been thinking of you every day.
Duane Roth <>
La Canada, CA USA - Wednesday, April 07, 1999 at 04:44:20 (EST)

I am glad the Easter bunny came to see you! We are all thinking about you. All our love, Jenn, Kent and Owen
Jenn & Kent <>
Denver, CO USA - Friday, April 02, 1999 at 12:30:50 (EST)

Dear Matthew, This is Nurse Lisa writing to you from America. I am on a big holiday for 8 months so I won't be able to look after you when you have your transplant, but I will be thinking about you all the time. Movieworld sounded like it was heaps of fun. I went to Disneyland and got to meet Mickey Mouse!!! He's the nicest mouse that I have ever met!! Say hello to Kayla and your mum and dad and remember that my thoughts and prayers are always with you. Lots of Love, Lisa
Lisa Thompson <>
- Wednesday, March 31, 1999 at 05:41:11 (EST)

Matthew, I'm glad to hear you are doing well and getting about.
Greg Becroft <>
Narara, NSW Australia - Tuesday, March 30, 1999 at 19:55:41 (EST)

Did you see any bandaged bears in hospital? Hope you are feeling a bit better this week. Love to your parents. Your Mum and Robyn and I were VERY important at Bill and Kathy's wedding. All the best to a plucky team.
Margaret Mellor <>
- Thursday, March 25, 1999 at 16:15:04 (EST)

Hi! Matthew, you don't know me, but I hear a lot about you from your dad. This website is good. Tell Dad or Mum that I have seen a typo in the Favourite Things page! It is near the Bananas in Pyjamas, but don't tell them! Let them search for it!
Neil Andrews <>
Windsor, NSW Australia - Friday, March 19, 1999 at 17:58:22 (EST)

We are thinking of you these days - hope all goes well. Lots of love, Jenn and Kent
Jenn and Kent <>
Denver, CO USA - Thursday, March 18, 1999 at 13:42:11 (EST)

Dear Matthew, Kayla,Sue, Anthony, Belos SR and Pop, Through the coming procedure your vigil circle will be wide. I too will be watching and hoping for you a lot
Marion Ghosh <>
Poughkeepsie, New York USA - Tuesday, March 16, 1999 at 00:23:45 (EST)

Dear Matthew,Kayla,Sue & Anthony. All the best for thursday 18th March. We will be thinking of you. And maybe we will have a special annoucement to make.Lets hope so. Good luck Love Hayden & Jordan Carolyn & Adam.
the dunn family <>
sydney, nsw australia - Monday, March 15, 1999 at 14:58:13 (EST)

You are a brave little man Matthew. All of Australia should be proud of you.
Kellie Pawsey <>
Condobolin, NSW Australia - Sunday, March 14, 1999 at 00:15:08 (EST)

Hi Matthew, Kayla Anthony & Sue...Just a quick hello from myself, Emanuel and Peter. I am enjoying reading up on your progress and looking at the photos. We hope to see you all very soon...Lotsa luv from all of us.
Jasmine Grouvas <>
- Tuesday, March 09, 1999 at 10:42:20 (EST)

Hi Matthew!!! Good to see your doing well. Our prayers are with you and we all wish you a speedy recovery. Wish this correspondence could have been in person. God Bless and talk to you soon.
The Fernandes Family <>
Brampton, Ont Canada - Monday, March 08, 1999 at 10:36:42 (EST)

Thanks for sharing your pictures and your diary with all of us. We love to keep coming back to see how you're doing. God bless you and your family.
Mark & Helen Shannon <>
La Mirada, CA USA -

Keep up that wonderful diary
Marion Ghosh <>
Poughkeepsie, New York USA -

We like your web page because we all like to see how you are doing. We also like to see the pictures of you and the rest of the family. Best Wishes Owen
Owen Parkhill <>
Toronto, Ontario Canada -

Hello Matthew! We love being able to keep up with what you and your family are doing. We hope your cough goes away soon and the bone marrow harvest works out soon. I saw Bear last weekend - he is HUGE in real life! He sang some songs and danced with his friends. and went Sniff, Sniff - cute dude! He says Hi to you and hopes to see you soon - he has never been on such a long trip to Australia before. Best wishes always, Jenn and Kent
Jenn and Kent <>
Denver, CO USA -

Glad you are enjoying some peace and quiet while Kayla is at pre-school.
How is big bird today?

Kathryn Adams (alias Diddy) <>
Coolangatta, Qld Australia -

Hi Matthew!
You probably don't remember me, but we played at the beach when you were in Los Angeles a couple of years ago. I hope to see you again this fall so that we can all go to Disneyland together!

Duane Roth <>
La Canada, CA USA -

Hang in there Matthew, our thoughts an prayers are with you.
Shea,Julie and Sam <>
Gosford, NSW Au -

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