Matthew Erwin

My precious son Matthew died in my arms in 2002, only ten months after he was diagnosed with an aggressive Stage IV Melanoma. Previously healthy from birth, he developed flu-like symptoms before suffering a focal seizure. We rushed him to hospital emergency whereupon doctors discovered three brain masses, seemingly out of the blue, leaving us stunned. Immediate surgery revealed Melanoma. A primary lesion was never uncovered and only one mole on his neck found to have superficial Melanoma cells. Matthew loved life and was pursuing his dream of becoming a university professor. He was a wonderful son, brilliant, kind and wise beyond his years. His death came only a short time after the loss of his father and my husband of thirty years, so needless to say we were all devastated. Not a day goes by where we do not appreciate the gift of Matthew’s life and remember him with love.


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