My name is Terry and my wife is Lisa. Matthew is the youngest of our three sons. Matthew was born at 37 weeks weighing 7 lbs 3 1/2 oz and 20 inches long. He was perfectly normal at birth. Matthew was a happy baby and hardly ever cried. He grew fine until about six months of age. He weighed 20 pounds at his six month check up and was meeting all of his milestones .
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“The very week I was asked to pray for a boy named Cole, my marriage seemed to be questionable. Cole's story gave me strength, courage, and faith - the reminder of what God can do, all that I have in this life, and where my focus should lie. We are now working on our marriage - cherishing the blessings we have, reminding ourselves how short life is, and being thankful for the "normal/average" days. Cole's life helped save my marriage! Good luck with your book - I look forward to buying one of the first copies! All the best today and always! ”
“I just wanted to say thank you so much for sharing your precious child with us. He absolutely changed my life. Being a 21 year old teenage girl I don't always put things into perspective...and Cole did that for me. I found Coles website by "accident" but after reading about him, falling in love with him, and following his journey...I know it was by no means an accident... He opened my eyes to a new kind of love. ”
“I’ve never in my life seen something so incredible come out of something so tragic. I’m 19 years old and I’ve seen too many children inflicted with this horrible disease, I don’t know if there will be a cure for it by the time I’m 80, I hope there will be, but regardless I know that because of what you have started there is hope and hope is exactly what this world needs. Cole’s life and the life’s of so many other children are reason enough to keep hope alive and to continue searching for a cure. ”
“I am a 22-year-old single mom from MN and my son, Austin, just turned 3 the same day that your son went to heaven. We spent just one night in the hospital with Austin because he was in the hospital with Intussusceptions. My reason for writing to you about this is because that one night of Austin’s pain could’ve changed our whole lives, and it was your story that made me realize that... Thank you for taking the time to listen, just know that you, your family, and your special Cole have touched and forever changed the lives of complete strangers. Thinking of you. ”
“We heard about Cole from a prayer chain that we have at work and from the moment that we read his story we felt like he was part of our family too. We shared the ups and downs with you reading from the journal each day, praying and waiting. We have grown stronger in faith and in love as a family, it’s almost a feeling that I can’t describe. Cole brought back to our attention that God has his path set for us, don’t look down in sorrow... look up for faith!!! ”
“I have never met Cole or his family, but somehow, I believe through the grace of god, I was directed to his CaringBridge website. I've looked at other Caringbridge websites in the past, but something kept drawing me back to Cole's site. Was it Cole's infectious smile and those big blue eyes? Or maybe it was the great love that Cole expressed for his little sister, Chaneille and his Mom and Dad, even when he was feeling at his worst... Thank you Cole. I will never forget you. Thank you Aaron and Moireen for sharing your son Cole's Legacy. ”
“I have been visiting Cole's page since you started. I have only signed in once, but I feel like I need to let you all know what you have done for me personally. I am 28 years old and have a 3 year old little boy named Cooper... After following your story, I have become a better mother- I have enjoyed Cooper every afternoon-I have actually learned to put the cell on silent and only check it periodically. I have learned to truly "enjoy" every minute that I have with him. Aaron- I truly love your "little guy" and your family. ”