I am working diligently on an autobiography, with completion date pushed back to the end of 2010... stay tuned !!!
When Matt was 18 his car slid off the road and hit a telephone/utility pole, and the transformer crashed down hitting him and the car. Doctors did not think he would even live due to the plethora of injuries he sustained, capped off with massive head trauma. After spending more than 10 weeks in a comatose state he woke up, and the so called "experts" told Matt that he would likely never walk but be a paraplegic for the rest of his life. He beat the odds but had to relearn everything. With determination and hard work Matt returned to walking, speaking, and driving, and he graduated with his bachelor and master degrees from The Ohio State University! He now travels and speaks to high schools, athletic teams, colleges, churches, and youth groups telling the audience his story and encouraging them not to give up no matter how bad the situation looks. Failure is nothing more than the first step to success in the next trial. Matt shows his listeners that others can help but only so much, "The Rest is up to you."