Matthew’s mom noticed that he couldn’t quench his thirst and had to make frequent trips to the restroom. Testing revealed that his glucose levels were extremely high, so he was admitted to a children’s hospital for several days. Matthew was diagnosed with an auto immune disease in which his pancreas produces little to no insulin, a hormone needed to allow glucose to enter cells to produce energy. A couple years later, he started having stomach aches. The pain would come and go for the next couple of months, until one day when Matthew had no appetite and was in great discomfort. He went to the hospital, and testing uncovered that his appendix was inflamed and required surgery. Matthew is continually struggling to balance his insulin levels, and due to his health issues, he’s missed many days of school. When he is able to attend, he’s in the nurse’s office several times a day.
Matthew bravely handles what comes his way and likes to help others. He excels in Math, watches football and is very imaginative – he enjoys working with his hands and building activities. The Lego Movie is his favorite film and he loves Lego sets.
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