Honoree 2015 – Matthew Kaiyum

Congrats to Matthew Kaiyum for being honored as an outstanding community volunteer!

Name:  Matthew Kaiyum

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!

Please write a note of congratulations below!


8 thoughts on “Honoree 2015 – Matthew Kaiyum

  1. You’re amazing, Matt! you’re a one of a kind kid and always working hard! Keep fighting! We love you and your family!

  2. Matt !
    You’re such an awesome person and keep staying strong. Thanks for always being fun, loving, and energetic with the kids at fit club. Stacy and I can’t wait for another rematch of laydown tag !

  3. Matt,
    You’ve set the bar very high for everybody around here. Your strength of spirit, your good heart, your family values, your hard work… Everything in you is an example to me, and I’m three times your age!
    Remember that God is always walking this path with us. Stay strong, keep praying, keep fighting.
    We love you.

  4. Hey Matt!

    Thanks for all your help. It’s young kids like you that make our jobs so much more fun! Your energy, your dedication, and your sillyness are qualities that make you who you are. Life gives you difficult times but it also gives you strength and joy for the good times. Keep your head up and know that you always have a family here with us!

  5. The compassion you show to the people you served is an inspiration for us all. I’ve noticed how you treat everyone with respect and kindness, no matter what the situation is. We are very proud of you Matt for your hard work and strength. God Bless You.
    Thank you for all that you do.
    Love, Manzo Fam.

  6. Matthew we love you very much. You are such an outstanding, young man. We admire the way you always treat everyone with respect and kindness. We love being around you. We are very proud of you. God bless. Keep up the hard work. Love always, the Salazar and Mercado Family

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