The Matthew Storey Foundation is dedicated to Matthew Storey, a 22 year old living with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
Matt was diagnosed with the disease in July 2008, when he was 18. After many regimes of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, along with two bone marrow transplants, the disease is still there, and all curative options have been exhausted.
To be kept alive, and to have at least some chance of what we all consider a normal life, Matt is being put on a drug known as Brentuximab. This drug has been through clinical trials all over the world and has been successful in providing medium to long term remissions for people with cases similar to Matt’s.
Unfortunately, it is not currently in any trials in Australia, nor is it part of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. Therefore, Matt must pay for the drug. The estimated cost of his total treatment is expected to exceed $150 000. And that is where we need your help.
We are running fundraisers, and taking donations, to help assist Matt in paying for this drug. These fundraisers are not only going to be great fun, but will also be feel-good events – we are helping save a person’s life! Check out the ‘Events’ and ‘Donate’ sections of this site to find out more!
Matt is a fun, energetic person. He still has many life goals that he wants to achieve, including winning world championships! To read more about him, visit the Matt’s ‘Storey’ link on this website, and take a look at ‘Matt’s Cancer Journey’ to read about what he has been through.