On July 4th Matt had an accident with an artillery shells firework that blew up in his hand. Matt has severe damage to his right hand and is currently in St. Paul MN at Regions Medical getting treatment for the injuries. Matt also has burn injuries to his chest and face, scratches on his corneas and perforated eardrums. Matt is very lucky to still have his eyesight and hearing. Matt will undergo many surgeries for his hand and will have a long recovery. Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.