“Thank you for your devotion to service and for doing all you can to shape a better tomorrow for our great Nation.” Barack Obama

“Your dedication and commitment is a reflection of your compassion and humanity. Your selfless contributions will add to the strength of your community and promise greatness in Oregon’s future.”

Theodore R. Kulongowski

“Contributions like yours make our communities stronger. You are an exemplary role model for your peers.”

John R. Strangefeld
Prudential Financial

“Through your promotion of quality community service you have enriched the lives of those around you. I have little doubt that you will continue to do so in the many years ahead.”

Jeff Merkley
United States Senate

“I am proud to have such an outstanding young person in my district. The time that you volunteer makes such a positive impact on the lives of breast cancer victims and their families. I salute you for your efforts.”

Senator Susan Bonamici
Oregon State Senate

“Matt is an outstanding young man who has touched the lives of many women who are facing a diagnosis of breast cancer. It has been such a joy to have Matt associated with our clinic.”

Charmaine R. Houriet
Practice Manager
St. Vincent Office
Northwest Cancer Specialists

“As a former cancer patient myself, I certainly understand what comfort your “chemo bags” would bring during treatment. Volunteers such as yourself are treasured members.”

Mitch Greenlick
State Representative
Oregon House of Representatives

“I just wanted you to know how appreciative I am of your gift, and in awe at the thoughtful human being that you are, especially at such a young age. Wow!!”

“Hi Matt,
My friend just sent me one of your bags. I just finished chemo for breast cancer and unfortunately didn’t have your bag in time to help me through my journey. I am very impressed with your effort and am thinking that your mom (and family) must be very proud of you for having such a good heart.”

Just read your article on your Matt Chemo Comfort Bags on the SG Komen website and I am very proud of you for finding a need and filling it. Most young people would not have noticed there was a need. I wish you and your family well on your journey.”

“Thank you for making my mom smile.”

“What a wonderful tribute to your mother and terrific way to honor her survival by comforting others.”

“The service you are doing is amazing and your mom, who I’m sure is very proud of you, is also very fortunate to have you as a son. You are a fine young man and will go far in all your ambitions in life.”