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APLASTIC ANEMIA & MDS INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION, INC.

Matthew Debono Memorial Scholarship
In memory of: Matthew S. Debono

Donations as of September 23, 2014:

$50,740.00 Raised Offline
$16,691.16 Raised Online
$67,431.16 Total Raised

Matthew Debono Memorial Scholarship

Matthew's family very much appreciate your visiting our new fund-raising page. After 25 years of operating a scholarship in Matt's memory, we are happy to announce that we are now working with the AA & MDSIF.

Matthew died of  complications from severe aplastic anemia. Having been diagnosed right at the start of his Freshman year at Wabash College in Indiana, he always regretted not being able to get a college education.  For this reason, he and his brother conceived of a scholarship to help students who were similarly challenged.

Matthew was a Cross-Country runner and we always felt he handled his disease with the same determination that he finished his races. He was brave and cheerful and often used humor to help him  cope with his situation.  At times, he would even ride his bike, IV pole attached, through the halls of the hospital. 

To this day, we are all grateful for the support of the health professionals who cared for him and we are very happy to support AA & MDS and the help that they,in turn, give to patients and families. We also applaud their financial support of fundamental research to cure this group of devastating diseases.

We want to continue this scholarship and grow it into a living memorial for Matthew during the next 5 years,when we can celebrate it again as  a fitting 50th birthday celebration for him.We have set our goal amount, to be raised within 3 years with that hope and ambition. Please help us to meet it! As you remember Matthew, you'll be helping some deserving students who are fighting the same deadly diseases that took Matt's life!

Gifts of all amounts are accepted  online. We encourage you to consider making a multi-year pledge of $1000, $5,000 or more, payable between now and August 6, 2013. Pledges of $1,000 or more can be made by emailing breuer@aamds.org or by calling AA&MDSIF at (301) 279-7202x111. Thank you! 

 

 

 

 

 

Supporters

Comment Donation
Nancy Rutledge
Tim Brown
RUDY AND JULIA SCHWENK
Dave and Mary Ann Michau Remembering Mat this holiday.
J. David and Ann Cook
Mark and Collen Cline
David and Mary Marbaugh
Catherine Nagy
John Kohlbacher
Patricia McCarthy
Charles and Barbara Paget
Joseph Gianoli
Mark and Ann Varnau
Kirby & Debbie Kinghorn
Dale & Marianne Bernard
Ann and Christopher Wojtalik
Rodney Jackman
Michael and Diane Fletcher
Annette Nauth
Richard and Nancy Turner
Melva Scott
Pamela Robertson
Barbara Babcock
Christina and David Ricks
Mickey McDaniel Thanks for celebrating Matt!
Bob and Lucia Dunn
Joe and Diane Vande Bosche We cherish our memories of Matt. Peace-Joe & Diane
Dennis and Tish Pyritz
Joan and Walter Hobbs
Dianne and Bill McBride
Kim Beyer and Tim Richardson and Family Matthew's Scholarship was a blessing -God Bless!
Alan and Kay Lobley
Bill Doherty
Dr. Patrick Loehrer In memory of Matt Debono and Sandra Turner
Matt Brase
Paul and Nina Root
David and Pam Debono
Jason Katner
Elizabeth Denehie
Sara McCracken
George Haerle
Paul Debono and Donita Parrish
Michael and Constance Reder
Lynn Valinetz
Stefan and Julianna Thibodeaux
Linda and Howard Pratt
Will and Kim Klein Family
Michael and Diane Fletcher
John and Linda Shepard
Matt Breyer and Lori Adelson

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
$50,740
Raised Online
$16,691
Total Raised
$67,431
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