Matt & Melford was founded to raise funds and awareness for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) in memory of my brother, Matt. Proceeds from every sale are donated to the LLS.
Matt was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins Lymphoma at the age of 7. With his dinosaur hand puppet, Melford, at his side, Matt battled his leukemia bravely. The relationship between grew stronger as Matt grew sicker, and it became more difficult for Matt to relate to the the world outside his hospital room.
Through Melford, Matt was able to laugh, to cry, and to be a little boy. Melford didn't have to be strong when taking medication that made him feel worse. Melford could throw temper tantrums and bite whatever he wanted, whenever he wanted.
Matt lost his battle with leukemia little over a year after it began, but Melford…
- Joined February 27, 2008