Matt L'Herogan's Journal
Written Jan 15, 2013 10:07pm by Matt L'Herogan
Sadly, I make this final entry on Matt's behalf. For any of you who may not know, Matt died on December 27, without apparent pain after a lovely Christmas spent with family.
I know that he was deeply grateful and very touched by your outpouring of love and support for our family as we went on this journey of hope, struggle, growing knowledge and growing love. Matt never despaired and was kind and humorous even during his most difficult physical challenges. Guthrie and I are helped in our sadness by the knowledge you have given us of so many good and caring people in our little world. We know you will keep Matt in your hearts.
We will be planning a wake/celebration of Matt and will try to keep you posted.
My love, gratitude and wishes for a rich and memorable 2013 to you all-- Sally L'Herogan
Written Nov 8, 2012 5:07pm by Matt L'Herogan
Now that all this great publicity is out there about the funraiser that directs people to caringbridge (big thanks to Patty and Marianne and others for all the excellent work) it was suggested that I make a journal entry that goes into some detail about the different options people have for donating. So here goes.
Let me first apologize for the fact that it's not easy to make a simple donation. What with the buttons to make a “tribute donation” versus clicking on the green letters that take you to a different website on one hand and sending money to Aubrey Jones (who some people might not know is my most excellent brother-in-law) on the other, it is a bit of a mess. So what follows is (I hope) a clear explanation of the donating options:
Writing a check. - Make the check out to Aubrey Jones and send it to him at
Matt L'Herogan Fund C/O
2944 Loyola Drive
The money goes into an account that Aubrey and my brother Marsh have access to for bill paying.
Using your credit/debit card or your paypal account. - go to this url:
and follow the instructions. The clever amongst you will recognize the name Tara Weidenhammer in that url and may even know her as my most excellent sister-in-law who is letting us use a page on her art website to be the launch pad into Aubrey's paypal. A real family effort!
Supporting caringbridge with a donation. - Caringbridge makes their website available for people like me for free and several of you have donated to the organization by making donations “in tribute”. You do this by clicking on any of the magenta colored buttons on the caringbridge site that say “donate now” or “donate today”. It's a good thing, but be aware that those donations only go to caringbridge and not us. The only link on the site that sends you to a place where you can donate and the money goes to us isn't a button but the uppercase letters “DONATE TO MATT'S FUND HERE!” in green with the exclamation point. This takes you to the previously mentioned http://taraweidenhammer.com/matt/.
Using cash. - So of course using good old currency is the most difficult in this day and age. But this is how we trick you into coming to the funraiser and exchanging your cash for a really good time and maybe one of the really cool silent auction items on display!
Are you wondering why this is all so complicated and you can't just send money directly to us? Glad you asked. It has to do with my back-up insurance, which anybody who is dealing with big medical bills is asked about. They always ask “What is your back-up insurance?” Well, in my case it's Medi-Cal, which is California's version of Medicaid. In order to stay within their guidelines, we can't make above a certain amount. Even though these donations would be going out to pay medical bills, Medi-Cal only looks at income, not expenses. But they allow others to pay your bills for you. It makes little sense, but that's the way it is. So my brother Marsh and brother-in-law Aubrey are managing the account (thanks, bros) and Sally and I can stay legit in Medi-Cal's eyes.
So, that's it. Thanks to all for reading this far and thanks for your ongoing support. Hope we see you at the funraiser!
One more thing. - People have been wanting to send Sally, Guthrie and I their best wishes, thoughts, ideas, etc so here is our address:
Matt, Sally and Guthrie L'Herogan
3004 N Street
Wanna Raise Some Fun?
Written Oct 29, 2012 8:03pm by Matt L'HeroganPlease check the Photos section of this website to see the poster for the funraiser that has been mentioned before. Print and distribute as needed.
Eureka Inn. Many bands. Many styles. Silent Auction. Beer. Wine. Flamenco. Hula. Booty Shaking. Saturday night. All ages. Mark your calendar for November 10th. Be there.
Thanks to Orion Hulin for the wonderful poster design.