Matt and his wife made the decision for the transplant together
Both Matt and his wife, Barbara, considered the pros and cons of each procedure. They arrived at the same question: Which route would keep him in this world for the longest? Beyond curing or living with his disease, Matt's greatest fear was not being there for his kids when they needed him most. So, on the day Matt received the call from the hospital, he visited each one of his children before heading out. “I went to their schools and spoke with each one. I told them I was going in for the transplant and everything was going to be fine,” he said.