Congrats to Matthew Kaiyum for being honored as an outstanding community volunteer!
Nominating Organization: Serving Kids Hope/Dr. Riba’s Health Club
Honoree Category: Health
Why Nominated: Matthew, out of the graciousness of his heart and character, would come out of his way to help with our after school Fit-Club program that we run for kids in the community to educate them in nutrition, physical activity and how to live a healthy lifestyle. He turned from one of our best participants in the program to a dedicated volunteer that our kids now look up to. He found the time to give back by assisting us even though much of his time was also spent studying and working on other various projects for school.
Matthew was recently diagnosed with Leukemia and has been battling and fighting this vicious disease for the past months now. He has stayed amazingly strong both physically and mentally. As of now he still cannot be out in large groups and has to do all of his schooling and education at home. We have made an effort to now support him as well as his family, but being honored as an important and great volunteer could lift his spirits even more!
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