Written by Leslie Hernandez
On November 27, 2000, Eli came to brighten our lives. He charmed, inspired, amazed and overjoyed us during his very short life. On January 20, 2011, at the age of 10, Eli left this earth; he escaped leukemia’s grasp and became our Angel in Heaven. God Bless His Family and the Friends he left behind. We are encouraged by his bELIef in God, who gave him the strength to endure the struggles he had with his cancer and we bELIeve he is now restored and safe in Heaven.
In honor of his memory the Eli Seth Matthews Leukemia Foundation has been established. As the foundation’s funds grow, it will carry on the fight to end cancer’s grasp on children’s lives, especially those stricken with leukemia. This would have been what Eli would have wanted to do with his life, if he had been able to reach adulthood. His goal was to help others. To donate go to BraveEli.com and click on the Donate tab.