Nov 22


Please join me in prayer for Princess   Juliana she is a sweetheart and just 4 years old.   She will have surgery Monday morning as they try to remove a brain tumor.  These PADDY THE PENQUIN’S were delivered in memory of my HERO in life my son Brave Eli, and in memory of Dawn Hibberd and Alberto Soto.

#bELIeve #BraveEli

 Eli Seth Matthews Leukemia Foundation, Inc.

Frank Claudio, Sherry Madonna Soto, Joe Soto, Wanda Soto

At Johns Hopkins Children’s Center Baltimore, MD

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Nov 22

4th Annual Flapjack Fundraiser

February 21, 2015 from 8:00 am till 10:00 am


To all of our family and friends that came out this year we look forward to seeing you February 21st.   If you would like to join us for the 4th Annual Flapjack Fundraiser just send $7.00 per ticket to Eli Seth Matthews Leukemia Foundation PO BOX# 33 Oxford, PA 19363 and write in the memo block how many tickets you would like.  You can also go to and click the donate button just type Flapjack in the note block.  They make for a wonderful Christmas gift.  Thank you to the OAHS Future Business Leaders of America they have helped in 2012, 2013, and 2014.  Also Helping Hands showed up to be our servers as well they also sold 100 tickets for the event this year.  The (FBLA), and Helping Hands (LEO CLUB) made this years event flawless, making it look easy. My son Austin your so AMAZING! thank you for being by my side.   I hold this event in February every year the reason for this is, March 1st is Eli Matthews day in Oxford, PA, as proclaimed by Mayor Henry. I ask you all to spread the word, and wear red and black that day, Eli’s favorite colors, in Eli’s memory and honor. Thank you, Eli’s Dad.

**This event will sell out.  Only 400 tickets will be sold so hurry.



Nov 11

1st Annual Toys For ELI

In memory of Eli Seth Matthews, We are running a toy drive for the AI duPont Children’s Hospital. We will be collecting new unwrapped toys from today Nov 10th until Dec the 17th. The toys will be donated by Paul Matthews to the hospital on Friday December the 19th. Please join us in the spirit of giving and bring a new unwrapped toy to help these children have the best Christmas possible.  Please no stuffed animals. Drop of at Blitz Automotive or send your toys to 465 east state street Kennett square pa 19348. Thank you from all of us and the children who’s lives we touch along the way.





Oct 10

The way we spell bELIeve-In loving memory of ELI

ELI Trademark V3-2

Oct 05

In Loving Memory Of Eli Seth Matthews





In loving memory of Eli Seth Matthews the Eli Seth Matthews Leukemia Foundation has adopted the highway starting at Wells Fargo and ending past Walgreens on Baltimore pike.

Okay the first clean up is scheduled for Saturday November 22, 2014.  I need Eli Warriors to help keep our wonderful town of Oxford clean.  You must be 14 years or older to help.   *If signatory is less than 18 years of age, Parent or Guarding must sign a form.

If you are interested in helping please message me or email me at your address so I can mail the forms to you for signature.  I will also include a self addressed stamped envelope for ease of return.  I must have the forms returned by October 31st.  I need to take the forms into PennDOT to pick up the needed supplies for clean up.

1st clean up: Saturday November 22, 2014 Meet at Dunkin Donuts at 10:00 AM for a safety meeting

Thanks so much.



Area beautification in memory of my HERO in life my son Eli.   Thank you all so much.  The next clean up will be in March, 2015….  With Eli’s Warriors at La Sicilia in Oxford Historic Borough.
#bELIeve #BraveEli
Austin Matthews, Jennifer McKeon Middleman, Rachel Middleman, Fran Underwood

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Sep 30

Eli’s Stand Against Childhood Cancer $30,000.00 Donated to Todd E. Druley, M.D., Ph.D.

What is childhood cancer awareness?  It’s not just September It’s 365 days a year.  It’s supporters like all of you Eli warriors that made this possible.   As the father and President of the Eli Seth Matthews Leukemia Foundation I want to thank all of you that have and continue to support the work of Eli’s foundation.  We must STAND together to find a CURE for this MONSTER that takes the lives of so many children every day.   We must bELIeve in a cure, as we move forward to saving the lives of these children.  The children are our future.   The children must know that we FIGHT for them.   Set the example, join the FIGHT so no more children need to be told they have cancer.


Thank you all so much from the very bottom of my heart.   Eli’s dad.


Todd E. Druley, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Genetics

Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Center for Genome Sciences and Systems Biology

Washington University School of Medicine


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Aug 24

Nationwide Insurance in Oxford, PA has joined the Fight Against Childhood Cancer

   Nationwide Insurance in Oxford, PA has joined the Fight Against Childhood Cancer.   The 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series Show Car will make an appearance at The Garcia-Taylor Agency in Oxford, PA on September 5th at 5:00pm.   We’re excited to provide this opportunity to our community!   Please stop by and support the Eli Seth Matthews Leukemia Foundation during childhood cancer awareness month.  We will be set-up at Nationwide Insurance with foundation clothing and other items.  We will also have the Eli and Alex’s Lemonade Stand up and running.  Don’t forget to check us out right out front of Flip’s Barbershop as well.   Stop by and say hi to Maggie and tell her thank you for becoming an Eli Warrior.  Also for the month of September Maggie will donate $5.00 for every quote.  All you have to say is I would like a free quote in the name of the Eli Seth Matthews Leukemia Foundation.  Please everyone reading this help the children by supporting our foundation.   Thank you so much.

Maggie Garcia-Taylor


(610) 932-4935

Fax: (610) 932-4118

121 S 3rd St STE 1 Oxford, PA 19363

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Aug 17

Poetry By Katie Welch

I met this young lady (Katie Welch) at Nottingham Country Daycare during the Car Wash For A Cure event Saturday August 16, 2014…  I did not know she could touch my heart with words.  Well please take a moment and read this truly heart touching Poem she wrote for me.  This Poem will be the Eli Seth Matthews Leukemia Foundations September Childhood Cancer Awareness months words to live by.  We will move forward in touching the lives of these children fighting so very hard.  Paul B. Matthews Father and President of the Eli Seth Matthews Leukemia Foundation, Inc.


A rush of cold water
Running up your warm vain
You make sunny days …
even when it may rain
And the news hit you hard
but you prayed for the hope
the struggles you hit
the things you would cope
Cancer looked you
straight dead in the eye
but with your strong heart
you let no angels fly
You lost a strong boy
but YOU still fight on
You give it your all
Till the dusk of dawn
Cancer is a flight
that takes you straight up in the air
but you help the others
with the story you share
But you just believe
for a cure in awhile
and we can keep each
girl, and boys pretty smile
And with your support
and the care you have given
they’ll be more attention
to that gold special ribbon

By – Katie Welch



Aug 10

2nd annual Car Wash for a Cure

To all of the children that helped wash cars for a cure today I’m so thankful to all of you. You are all Eli Warriors. You all had a choice today and instead of playing video games you helped other children fighting cancer. To all of the truly AMAZING teachers, and parents of these children you are laying a foundation; one of love, hope, and compassion!

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Aug 10


We are sending 40 HOT WHEELS to one children’s hospital in every state.  We will send to all 50 Sates.  If you wish to adopt a hospital it’s simple just make a post under this event the state you wish to send HOT WHEELS to then mail a check for $40.00 to Eli Seth Matthews Leukemia Foundation, Inc. PO BOX# 33 Oxford, PA… 19363 or click this link and donate $40.00  …  We will purchase 40 HOT WHEELS and mail them to the children fighting cancer.  Please do not click going if you don’t wish to help.  Once you click going please pick a state and send the funds.  We are doing this because someone took the HOT WHEEL CARS FROM MY SONS GRAVE SITE!!!!  I decided to turn this negative act into a kind hearted act of goodness.  Thank you all so much let’s do this!!!!
NOTE: If you pick the same state as someone else and wish to still help we will use the funds to FIGHT childhood cancer!!!!


Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital Pittsburgh, PA

St. Jude Children’s Hospital Memphis, TN

John Hopkins Children’s Hospital Baltimore, MD

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, CA-Carl J Mir Adopted this state

Inova Fairfax Children’s Hospital in Virginia-In memory of Declan-Diana Williams Casey Adopted this state.  Also sending additional HOT WHEELS FROM HEAVEN from Jeri Roma-Santine

Nemours/Alfred I duPont Hospital for children in Delaware, and Florida-Amber Roark, and Taylor Adopted these states

Children’s Mercy South, Kansas-Kim Anderson Adopted this state

Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, NC- Brian MacKenzie Adopted this state

St. Louis Children’s Hospital-Paul Matthews Adopted this state

Children’s Hospital of New Jersey-Jeri Roma-Santine Adopted this state

Texas Children’s Hospital Houston in loving memory of 12 year old Ariel Leal-    James Lee Adopted this state

Kapiolani Medical Center for Children 1319 Punahou St, Honolulu, HI 96826-Charlie Price Adopted this state

Children’s Hospital New Orleans, LA 200 Henry Clay Ave New Orleans, LA 70118-Michelle Meerkat-Houser Adopted this state

Children’s Hospital Colorado 13123 East 16th Ave Aurora, CO 80045-Betty Kramer Adopted this state.

Children’s Hospital Providence Alaska 3200 Providence Drive Anchorage, AK 99508 Adopted by Nichole Hendrickson

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 1275 York Avenue New York, NY 10065 Adopted by Molly Dixon

Mattel Children’s Hospital 757 Westwood Plaza Los Angeles, CA 90095 Adopted by Meg McComsey

Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital 7 Richland Medical Park Columbia, SC 29203 Adopted by Nichole Hendrickson

Cheyenne Children’s Hospital 301 House Ave. Ste. 405 Cheyenne, WY 82001 Adopted by Mike Hendrickson

GEORGIA (Jennifer Jennifer McKeon Middleman and Rachel Middleman) Children’s Hospital of Georgia Attn: Child Life Advocate on the Children’s Cancer Floor 1446 Harper St Augusta, GA 30912

ALABAMA (Brian MacKenzie) Children’s of Alabama Attn: Child Life Advocate on the Children’s Cancer Floor Child Life Program 1600 7th Avenue South Birmingham, AL 35233

IDAHO (Brian MacKenzie) St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital Attn: Child Life Advocate on the Children’s Cancer Floor 190 E Bannock St Boise, ID 83702

KENTUCKY (Brian MacKenzie) Kentucky Children’s Hospital Attn: Child Life Advocate on the Children’s Cancer Floor 800 Rose St Lexington, KY 40536

NEBRASKA (Karen Cook) Children’s Hospital and Medical Center Attn: Child Life Advocate on the Children’s Cancer Floor 8200 Dodge St Omaha, NE 68114

ARKANSAS (Alonzo and Nichole) Arkansas Children’s Hospital Attn: Childlife Advocate on the Cancer Floor 1 Children’s Way Little Rock, AR 72202-3591

ILLINOIS (The Fricano and Fidler Families) IN MEMORY OF DAVID GARZA JR 9-5-07 to 9-23-07 Comers Children’s Hospital Attn: Childlife Advocate on the Cancer Floor University of Chicago 5721 S Maryland Ave Chicago, Ill 60637

NEW HAMPSHIRE (MARK SHEA) Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchock Attn: Childlife Advocate on the Cancer Floor 100 Hitchock Way Manchester, NH 03104

OHIO (Misty, Dickie, Haley, Emma, and Steve) Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Attn: Childlife Advocate on the Cancer Floor 3333 Burnet Ave Cincinnati, Ohio 45229-3026

Nevada adopted by Michele Scott Arnold AND Tom Arnold
Children’s Hospital Of Nevada UMC 1800 W. Charleston Blvd.  Las Vegas, NV 89102

Rhode Island adopted by Carolyn Best
Hasbro Children’s Hospital 593 Eddy ST Providence, RI 02903

Montana adopted by Jennifer Walsh Shodair Children’s Hospital 2755 Colonial Drive Helena, MT 59604

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center adopted by the Eclipse Baseball Club of Elkton in Memory of Alberto Soto 282 Washington St Hartford, CT 06106
Wisconsin Children’s Hospital adopted by the Eclipse Baseball Club of Elkton in Memory of Alberto Soto 8915 W Connell Ave PO BOX 1997 Milwaukee, WI 53226
Maine adopted by Christine Wood Spencer.  and Glenn Spencer The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital @ Maine Medical Center 22 Bramhall St Portland, ME 04102
Arizona adopted by Anne Welborn Phoenix Children’s Hospital 1919 E Thomas Rd Phoenix, AZ 85016
Indiana adopted by Anne Welbron Riley Hospital for Children Indiana University Health 705 Riley Hospital Dr Indianapolis, IN 46202
Gary and Tracie Tozzo adopted Sanford Children’s Hospital Sioux Falls 1305 W. 18th Street Sioux Falls, SD 57117-5039
A-Team at Wesley Church in Quarryville, PA adopted UNM Children’s Hospital 2211 Lomas Blvd. N.E. Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131
Thank you Joan Reisler for adopting Fletcher Allen Health Care Medical Center Campus111 Colchester Avenue Burlington, Vermont  05401
Anne-Marie Hollenbach adopted West Virginia University Children’s Hospital 1 Medical Center Drive Morgantown, West Virginia 26506

Hasbro Children’s Hospital 593 Eddy Street Providence, Rhode Island 02903 adopted by Paul…Michael, Chris, Joey (Kelly Bros).  Mike Kelly

Children’s Hospital Of Michigan 3901 Beaubien St, Detroit, MI 48201 adopted by Paul…Michael, Chris, Joey (Kelly Bros).  Mike Kelly

Children’s Hospital Of Massachusetts 300 Longwood Ave. Boston, MA 02115 adopted by Christine Beans Dehaven-Taylor

Seattle Children’s Hospital 4800 Sand Point Way NE Seattle WA 98105 Adopted by Julia Johnson Patrick and husband Cody.
Sanford Children’s Hospital 801 Broadway N Fargo, ND 58102 adopted by Kurt Nelson and Amanda May Nelson

Children’s Hospital 2525 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis MN 55404 Adopted by Todd and Melissa Maveus

Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital 100 Mario Capecchi Dr. Salt Lake City, UT 84113 Adopted by Sean Saunders

Shodair Children’s Hospital 2755 Colonial Dr, Helena, Mt 59601 Adopted by Kim Griffing

University of Mississippi Medical center 2500 North State Street Jackson, MS 39216 Adopted by Jamie Johnson

Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center 1200 N. Children’s Avenue, Oklahoma City 73104 Adopted by Joan Reisler

University of Iowa Children’s Hospital 200 Hawkins Drive Iowa City, IA 52242 Adopted by Dawn Cooper  in loving memory of Ricky McAvaddy Jamie Valasek McAvaddy Linda Mcavaddy

OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital 3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road Portland, OR 97239 Adopted by Glenda Patrick


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