Matthew, born prematurely at 34 weeks with multiple health concerns, was found by doctors to have non-immune hydrops fetalis (NIHF). At 18 months of age, he became one of the very few children to be diagnosed with both NIHF and MPS VII.
Despite challenges, he has learned sign language and is eager to learn more. A popular child at the rehabilitation facility where he lives, his smile and happy demeanor have left an imprint on all who care for him. Matthew’s strength and fighting spirit continue to inspire us all.