Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated and to organize support in one place.
On August 12, 2021, a beloved son, brother, and friend, Matthew Jones, age 25, was told he has Glioblastoma, a rare, aggressive, and typically incurable brain cancer. After experiencing a number of seizures in the past few weeks, Matt was hospitalized and underwent a biopsy and MRI which confirmed his diagnosis.
Matt, his father David, and siblings Nick (Donna) and Mariel are understandably devastated by this news. The Jones family only just lost their beloved mother Carolyn Reimer Jones in December 2019.
Matt is still experiencing seizures and his medication has been increased to help manage them. Matt will need to immediately undergo intensive radiation and chemotherapy in September, and potentially surgery in the near future. Unfortunately, the tumour's specific location in Matt’s brain makes surgery a last resort. The hope is that these various treatments will slow progression of the cancer and reduce signs and symptoms.
We are setting up a GoFundMe, Mealtrain, and helping calendar, all of which can be accessed from this site. We will also provide periodic updates as we walk through this difficult journey.
We are so grateful for your support, prayers, and words of encouragement. Thank you for visiting.