Matthew was diagnosed with a rare case of bone cancer (Ewings Sarcoma) in May 2009 in his second year at University. His treatment involved not only chemotherapy but also the impossible decision to have his leg amputated below his knee to facilitate his recovery further. Whilst undergoing his chemotherapy Matt amazingly began fundraising for the Teenage Cancer Trust. He has so far organised fundraisers at local pubs (which had raffles and auctions), a ball (with a second to follow in July) at the KC Stadium as well as several charity football matches one being against a team of ex Hull City Players. I feel his most astounding achievement is completing a 10 k run only a few months after having his leg amputated and only 2 months after finishing his chemotherapy, he completed his second race this year. Through all of his various events Matthew has raised £17,000 which is an amazing achievement considering the little amount of time since his diagnosis. I think the most inspirational thing about Matt is how he has dealt with his illness, he has never complained what has happened to him and managed to see the positive in the whole situation. He has also supported friends through their own life trauma`s. Since finishing his treatment he has completed his 3rd year at University throwing himself back into his study and sport teams related to the university. Matt has finished all of his exams and will be graduating with a higher second (2:1) degree.