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Posts by Matthew S. Newman

Survivor, Brain Cancer, Anaplastic Astrocytomas

Matt appreciates all the moments with his family, lives in the now, and is eternally thankful for his beautiful wife, Rebecca, and three healthy children. His doctors did such a good job that Matt has no scar. But Matt didn’t want to forget that he had cancer and all that he’s learned through that experience. Matt’s lion tattoo reminds him of his journey, the power of perseverance, and the importance of staying positive. Cancer patients often symbolize the conclusion of treatment by ringing a bell on their last day of chemotherapy. Not everyone gets the opportunity to make it through and celebrate. On his last day of chemo, Matt rang the bell and hasn’t taken a day for granted since. As a lifelong warrior and workout fanatic, Matt never stops. Not for cancer. Not for chemo. Not for anything. Everyone has been touched by cancer in one way or another. One of Matt’s favorite things is signing his books, often writing personal messages to others, and hearing inspiring stories about the battles that others are fighting. As he always says, “we are a family of Warriors.”

The Realness of Wealth and Health

by Matthew S. Newman September 14, 2020

Things happen for a reason. I never used to believe that prior to being diagnosed with a grade 3 astrocytoma at 39 years old. I was gifted with seeing through a new set of lenses and having a better understanding of the fragility of life. It altered my perception on the realness of destiny.


This is My Life! I Own It!

by Matthew S. Newman November 27, 2019

This is MY LIFE! I OWN IT! To all in the cancer community, we are WARRIORS, and we are a family of WARRIORS!


Starting at the Finish Line

by Matthew S. Newman August 15, 2019

Strength was not about physical size; it was something that would show its face at the toughest of times. It is rooted down in our souls, and it is what warriors are made of.