Matthew Starring: Reflecting on the fight
During the third week of October in 2009, two weeks after the completion of his fourth round of chemotherapy that year, Matthew was admitted to Brigham and Women's Hospital with a 104 fever, pneumonia and a blood infection. The new onslaught of complications spurred a discussion between Matthew and his team of doctors about the realities of his illness. Matthew, his family and his medical team arrived at the mutual decision to stop treating the leukemia, go home and celebrate his life with his loved ones.
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