Southmoreland Senior Photos | Scottdale, PA
Having dreams and desires is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Making goals for your future, however achievable they may be, is something everyone does to keep motivated in life! When we’re young, we all aspire to be someone great; someone who makes a difference in this world.
Years ago, people would collect stamps, old coins, or even antiques. Matthew loves all things Marvel and has quite the collection! He’s gone to the premiere of nearly all the marvel movies. He collects the funko pop bobble heads. He gets a marvel box in the mail every month with a new tshirt, collector’s pin, and pop. His collection grows every day!
It’s hard to have a good outlook on life when you’re waiting for something to save your life. But Matthew takes it one day at a time, never giving up on his dreams.
Matthew was diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome when he was just a baby, and he is on the heart transplant list.
Every day is an up and down, but he continues to press on and pursue his dreams. He was able to finish high school amidst being hospitalized many times, and has plans to go to college!
Matthew has a tube connected to his heart that feeds him a constant stream of medication to keep his heart healthy. The medication bag is quite bulky, and he didn’t want it in his photos so we had to keep his photo session to a minimum so he could be done quickly and reconnect it.
When I think of strength, I think of Matthew. If he can keep up his hopes and dreams, so can anyone else. Matthew was elected prom king at Southmoreland High School! Unfortunately, he ended up in the hospital the day before prom, but he was released just in time and was able to be there!
Matthew, you are an inspiration, and I hope that one day, all your wildest dreams come true!
Congratulations on your graduation!You can read more about Matthew’s story here.