Posted by Steve Lettau on Jul 10, 2018

At last Friday's meeting Lynn Streeter introduced us to an exceptional young man by the name of Matthew Ceelen. Matt's story began with a letter to our club requesting financial support for his Eagle Scout project of building two bat houses to be placed in the Mequon Nature Preserve. With the request approved, we heard what Paul Harvey used to call "The rest of the story".

Matthew was diagnosed with bone cancer just weeks shy of his 15th birthday.  In medical terms it is a high grade sclerosing subtype of osteosarcoma.  Approximately 450 children in North America are diagnosed with osteosarcoma each year.  He is 1 of approximately 4 children who will be diagnosed with his subtype of osteosarcoma in 2017. 

A GoFundMe site has been set-up to cover some of the out-of-pocket expenses not covered by insurance. The site goal of $40,000 represents less than 20% of anticipated non-covered costs. As of this article, 203 people have donated $34,560.

To read more about Matt or to donate, please visit his GoFundMe page.

Article Photo: Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo received some pregame assistance from Matthew Ceelen, a local teen fighting bone cancer. The brief interlude was enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of Twitter and Instagram followers of the Bucks and ESPN, which shared a short video posted to twitter. Read more ...