I am a close personal friend of the Siravo's and knew Matty personally. He was a remarkable young boy. The MattyFund is a wonderful tribute to his name. The family and staff of the MattyFund care very deeply for people, especially those effected by epilepsy. I have attended several of their events since the foundations fruition and the number of people they help and the number of supporters is very touching. I will continue to support the Siravo's and the MattyFund for years to come.
Out of love for the loss of their little boy Matty, the Siravo family built this organization to guide, support and connect families dealing with Epilepsy. I have had the privilege to work with the Matty Fund for over 9 years. They provided a well needed support system connecting families with medical experts, social program, and a circle of caring individuals.
The Matty Fund is a wonderfully generous organization whose impact has helped so many families. The hard working Siravo family, Matty Fund staff, board members, volunteers and everyone involved with the organization are top notch. I have attended and helped with their events for about 7 years. They continue to improve and grow. They have helped countless families live with epilepsy and continue to expand their reach. Great organization top to bottom
I have been touched by the compassion of the Matty Fund in my struggles as a mom who worries everyday that my child is not seizure free. As a volunteer since 2006 and recently a new board member, I am so proud to be part of the team providing support and programs for epilepsy awareness.
We love the Matty Fund. The dedication and devotation to this cause by Richard and Deb Siravo, their children, the board members and staff is truly inspiring. The work that is done for families dealing with epilepsy is remarkable. The Matty Fund changes lives everyday and we are so thankful to be supporters of such a wonderful organization.
I've had the tremendous honor of being involved with The Matty Fund, since it opened its doors to the non profit community in 2003. As a committee member, donor and long time supporter, I've witnessed this exceptional organization grow to new heights each year. Richard and Debra Siravo have truly made a difference in not only the Southern New England community, but throughout the country with their efforts to bring epilepsy to light. Countless children and families affected by epilepsy have benefited from The Matty Fund through fundraisers, support groups, scholarships, educational seminars and camps for children. If ever I hear of some one affected by epilepsy, I always advise them to contact The Matty Fund and amazingly enough, most folks around New England have already heard of them. I look forward to supporting The Matty Fund for many years to come at their annual 5k run and walk, golf tournament, and Snow Angel Ball. Kudos to Debra and Richard, they've left a lasting impression on so many folks nationwide.
The Matty Fund (Matthew Siravo Memorial Foundation) is a non-profit that focuses on epilepsy and provides support to the families affected by it. Not only do they cover the basics (fundraising, awareness, legislation) but they take it a step further bringing awareness to children and teachers in schools, assisting nurses and physicians in various settings with the latest updates on research through lectureship programs. They bring children with epilepsy together for fun family events (pumpkin festival, etc.) that enables children and their family members to interact with others who may also be faced with the same issues and challenges. This past weekend's Snow Angel Ball was a well run event that helped to highlight what The Matty Fund does and to share real stories about the families who are a part of The Matty Fund family. The food was good, the music (Sugar) was great, and everyone who attended learned a little bit more about The Matty Fund staff, their efforts, and enjoyed meeting some of the young recipients of the Foundation's support.
The Matty Fund is different from other non-profits. They cover the basics (fundraising, awareness, legislation) but they take it a step further. They have a wonderful program that brings awareness to children in schools and teaches them how to be a good friend to somebody that has epilepsy. They bring children with epilepsy and their families together for fantastic events. They have created a true family environment. They enable the parents to connect and share their stories and experiences with each other while the kids are able to be kids in a safe environment. They understand that epilepsy impacts the entire family and they are wonderfully supportive. I only wish I lived closer so that I could attend more events.
I attended the Matty Fund Snow Angel Ball last night and it was a wonderful, heartfelt experience. The event was extremely well run with countless volunteers helping out with every facet of the Ball. There was a real sense of commitment and also a feeling of family amongst all those attending. The feature presentation focused on one family and their daughter, all of whom were benefitting from The Matty Fund's services. It was truly touching. The auction items were exceptional, the food was delicious, and the band, Sugar, was outstanding. Just a great time for a great cause.