Our Recent Grant Recipients

Michael Matters Grants Hope to Ryan C. Grant

March 1, 2017
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The Michael Matters Foundation is happy to announce another $2,000 grant. Ryan, a 14-year-old big brother to two younger younger siblings, was diagnosed with a stage 4 Glioblastoma Multiforme brain tumor in May of 2015. Ryan’s mother had to leave her job due to Ryan needing constant care and transportation...
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Michael Matters Grants Candice G.

February 11, 2017
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The Michael Matters Foundation, through its partnership with Northwestern Medicine, Warrenville Cancer Center, has awarded another $2,000 grant. Candice, a 49-year-old wife and mother, was diagnosed with a Glioblastoma Multiforme brain tumor on February 11, 2017. Since her diagnosis, Candice has undergone brain surgery to remove the tumor on her...
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Michael Matters Grants Hope to Ava

March 8, 2017
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The Michael Matters Foundation, through its partnership with Lurie Children’s Hospital, has awarded its first $2,000 child patient grant! Ava, 9-years-old, was diagnosed with DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma) one day after the Cubs won the World Series. DIPG is a very aggressive form of brain cancer in children, with...
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Michael Matters Grants Hope to a Patient In Need

January 26, 2017
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The Michael Matters Foundation awarded a new patient grant this week to a man in his 50’s with a Glioblastoma being treated at NorthShore University HealthSystem Kellogg Cancer Center. The grant recipient needs assistance with his regular bills the next two months while he awaits his social security disability. The...
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Michael Matters Grants Hope to Courtney B.

January 3, 2017
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The Michael Matters Foundation, through its partnership with Northwestern Medicine’s Chicago Proton Center, has awarded another $1,500 patient grant! Courtney B., 30-years-old, was diagnosed with a Pilocytic Astrocytoma (recurrence) in September 2016. She has two young children ages 7 and 1. Courtney will use these funds to assist with transportation...
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Michael Matters Grants Hope to Nicole M.

December 27, 2016
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We are very proud to announce that another Michael Matters patient grant was awarded today through our partnership with Northwestern Medicine Proton Center. Nicole M. is 22-years-old and was diagnosed with a glioblastoma multiform grade IV in July. She requested assistance with her medical bills and transportation costs to treatment....
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Michael Matters Grants Hope to a Patient In Need

December 16, 2016
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For the ninth time in the past 10-days, The Michael Matters Foundation has awarded a $1,500 grant to an individual fighting brain cancer. Today’s grant went to a NorthShore University HealthSystem Kellogg Cancer Center patient in her 20’s with Heomorphic Xanthastrocytoma. Unfortunately, she lost the ability to use her right...
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Michael Matters Grants Hope to a Patient In Need

December 14, 2016
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The Michael Matters Foundation has awarded a brain cancer patient grant through NorthShore University HealthSystem Kellogg Cancer Center to a woman in her 30’s with Grade 2 Oligoastrocytoma. The patient has two children under the age of 12 and a spouse who is also battling cancer. The $1,500 grant will...
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Michael Matters Grants Hope to a Patient In Need

December 12, 2016
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A Michael Matter’s grant has been awarded by NorthShore University HealthSystem Kellogg Cancer Center to Abraham C. for $1,500. Abraham has a Grade IV Glibolastoma. He was diagnosed in October and underwent brain surgery. Abraham lives alone and his son helps him to appointments. The grant will be used to...
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Michael Matters Grants Hope to Kyle M.

December 6, 2016
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The Michael Matters Foundation is proud to announce that it has awarded its third patient grant this week. Kyle M. has a Medulloblastoma brain tumor and is currently treating at Northwestern Medicine Proton Center. Kyle is unable to work due to his condition and will be using his $1,500 grant...
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Michael Matters Grants Hope to Rashawn R.

December 2, 2016
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The Michael Matters Foundation has announced another patient grant recipient today! Rashawn R. is a 20-year-old young man with a recurrent Ganglioglioma brain tumor. He is currently treating at Northwestern Medicine’s Chicago Proton Center. Rashawn will be using the $1,500 grant to assist him and his family with rent. His...
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Michael Matters Grants Hope to Craig N.

December 2, 2016
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The Michael Matters Foundation is very happy to announce we have awarded another $1,500 patient grant! Craig N. is a 62-year-old with a glioblastoma undergoing proton therapy at Northwestern Medicine’s Chicago Proton Center. Craig, his wife and infant daughter need assistance with housing and groceries during his six weeks of...
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Michael Matters Grants Hope to Hamid R.

October 30, 2016
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We are proud to announce that the Michael Matters Foundation has awarded another patient grant! Hamid R. is a 52-year-old man being treated for a Stage II Oliogdendrogiloma brain tumor. He was diagnosed in August. Hamid is currently unemployed and is going through radiation and chemotherapy at the Northwestern Medicine...
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Michael Matters Grants Hope to Advocate Lutheran

September 13, 2016
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The Michael Matters Foundation is pleased to announce we have awarded our first $1,500.00 patient grant with our friends at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital (Neruo-Oncology)! Kevin K. is in his late 50’s with glioblastoma.  He is currently disabled and resides at home alone.  He will use the grant to purchase...
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Michael Grants Hope for Research at NorthShore!

September 7, 2016
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The Michael Matters Foundation is very happy to announce a research grant of $10,000.00 was made on September 1, 2016 to NorthShore University HealthSystem’s Novel Clinical Trials for Glioblastoma research project. “While our focus has primarily been to maintain and improve the quality of life for brain cancer patients, we...
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Michael Matters Grants Hope to a Patient In Need

August 19, 2016
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The Michael Matters Foundation is extremely proud to announce that we have provided another $1,500.00 grant to a brain cancer patient in need. According to our friends at NorthShore University HealthSystem Kellogg Cancer Center, the patient is in his 60’s with Glioblastoma Multiforme.  He is undergoing radiation and chemotherapy.  Unfortunately,...
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Michael Matters Grants Hope to Leon W.

August 11, 2016
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Leon W. is a NorthShore University HealthSystem Kellogg Cancer Center patient is in his 60’s with Glioblastoma. His illness and subsequent treatment have left him months behind in his rent, and struggling to pay his living necessities. “I’m so appreciative to Michael Matters,” said Leon.  “This is really such a wonderful...
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Michael Matters Grants Hope to Alice H.

June 21, 2016
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Alice H. is a brain cancer patient living in Houston, Texas.  She contacted The Michael Matters Foundation after finding us online and filling out a grant application. Alice has an Anaplastic Astrocytoma—grade III and had brain surgery. She is currently unemployed due to her health condition. Alice will use these funds...
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Michael Matters Grants Hope to Duane D.

March 31, 2016
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Duane D. was presented a Michael Matters Grant at NorthShore University HealthSystem Kellogg Cancer Center on March 31, 2016!   Duane, a resident of South Milwaukee, Wisconsin is in his 50’s and is being treated for a glioblastoma.  He will use the $1,500 grant to assist with transportation costs to and...
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Michael Matters Grants Hope to Ruth

March 3, 2016
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Michael Matters Grants Hope | Glioblastoma Recurrence The Michael Matters Foundation is proud to announce that another grant has been awarded through our friends at NorthShore University HealthSystem Foundation! Ruth W. is in her 50’s with a glioblastoma recurrence. She is employed full-time but has not worked since December due...
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