In the remarkable journey of TinySuperheroes, certain extraordinary individuals stand out, and today, as we honor Mighty Matthew on his 19th birthday, I am reminded of the unique strength and joy he embodies.
Mighty Matthew has been with us since the beginning, not just as a child fighting Mitochondrial disease, but as a a TinySuperhero with a radiant presence. His spirit was undeniable from day one—there's something special about him that words can barely capture. Despite the myriad of challenges he’s faced, he’s always radiated a humble joy and profound gratitude that touches everyone around him.
Within our community, we count ourselves immensely fortunate to have a young man like Mighty Matthew. As a child, his courage was an inspiration, and now, as a remarkable 19-year-old adult, he’s a role model leading our kids through their own TinySuperhero journeys. The Cape he wears—vivid green with a prominent yellow 'M'—is a symbol of his superhero identity, a gift he carries with grace and strength. He's an example of grit and determination - proven easily with his dedication to practicing his superpowers with our Squad's Missions (did you see that photo?!)
On this special day, we celebrate not just a birthday, but the incredible person that Mighty Matthew is. He has shown what it means to grow through challenges with grace and to lead by example. There’s no better role model for our TinySuperheroes as they navigate their paths—Mighty Matthew exemplifies the heart and soul of our Squad.
On a personal note, Mighty Matthew may not know it as we've never even met in person, but when I think of who I want to be and what impact I want to have in this world, he is my example.
So here's to Mighty Matthew—may this year bring you as much happiness and fulfillment as you’ve given to our community. We're so lucky to have you as a beacon, guiding us with your light. 〽️