Matthew died this past February from complications of alcohol and opioid addiction. Matthew suffered for years and had a hard ending. But, I will not let Matt be defined by his addiction. He was so much more than that. I love you Matt.
Matthew was introduced to me as a brother. He was 13 years younger than me. As Matt became older we became very close. He became a good friend to many. He became a father to one. Due to an injury, Matt became addicted to opioids. He mixed them with alcohol. Drugs took a great guy and faded him away to nothing. I love you Matt. I miss you, every day. I will try to make right by you. I'm sorry for my loss, brother. I will always love you!