November 12, 1997 |
Is Matthew Kilrain lucky or what? First, the 12-year-old who lives in Northeast Philadelphia won a National Football League promotional drawing over 225,000 other youngsters and got to play flag football yesterday with two of the most famous running backs around - Emmitt Smith of the Dallas Cowboys and Curtis Martin of the New England Patriots, who flew to Philadelphia for the occasion. Then, he got to invite 19 of his pals to play with the professionals at a field adjacent to his school, Our Lady of Calvary, off Woodhaven Road.
June 13, 2015 |
Four years ago, on the day before their 15th birthday, Marissa Hacker was heartbroken to find her autistic twin brother, Matthew, crying, because, he said, no one wanted to be his friend. Marissa put her arms around him and told him not to worry. She was going to start a group, and he would have lots of friends. "I always had the idea, but that was the driving force," said Marissa, now 18, a Voorhees resident and Stockton University student. "I always had the spark, but that lit the spark.
February 28, 2005 |
Matthew is a bright 12-year-old who enjoys giving hugs and has an enormous capacity for affection. An outdoor enthusiast, he enjoys fishing, biking and horseback riding. He loves animals, especially horses, and riding four-wheelers. He dreams of living on a farm some day. Last fall Matthew entered fifth grade in a new school that offers him a nurturing environment. Although school can be a challenge for him at times, he is doing well and especially enjoys science. Therapy is helping him cope with issues arising from painful experiences earlier in his life.
August 5, 1986 |
Just when "Another World" viewers thought Mac and Rachel Cory (played by Douglass Watson and Victoria Wyndham) were settling into contented marital bliss, wouldn't you know it - Rachel's former lover Mitch Blake would just pop back into the story line. Re-creating the role of Mitch is William Gray Espy, who portrayed Mitch from October 1979 until March 1982. When the audience last saw Mitch, he was being carted off to jail after his attempt to kidnap his and Rachel's then 1-year-old son, Matthew.
March 30, 2000 |
Just about every mother gives herself to her children, but Jennifer Iannone can say she literally gave a piece of herself to her son. And that act has saved her baby's life. Iannone, 26, of Newark, Del., donated a piece of her liver yesterday to her 3-month-old son Matthew, who has a rare blood clotting disorder. "She said it would only increase the bond between them," said her husband, Jason. Dr. Stephen Dunn and Dr. Adele Casas, both transplant surgeons at St. Christopher's, performed six hours of surgery yesterday morning to remove the left lateral segment of Iannone's liver.
August 2, 1999 |
(Above) Singer Kenny Loggins and some of his pals have some fund during Winnie the Pooh Friendship Day at Penn's Landing yesterday. The festival was held to celebrate the true meaning of friendship. (Below) Dennis Gallagher takes a picture of wife Maria and their 8-month-old son Matthew.
February 2, 1986 |
Twice a year, the Red Cross holds blood drives at the elementary school of St. Jude Roman Catholic Church in Chalfont. So when Rosemary Riley went to donate blood a week ago, she took along her 5-year-old son, Matthew. For the young Chalfont resident, it was quite a learning experience.
May 27, 1990 |
"Harrowing. " That was how Richard Traa described the two-day kidnapping of his 16-year- old son, Matthew. In an interview yesterday, Traa said he received a telephone call at home about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday from a man federal prosecutors say was James A. Howard, 38, a Resorts Casino Hotel cashier. Traa said he listened in disbelief. "He wasn't screaming or demanding. He just said he had my son and said he didn't want to hurt Matthew. He said he wanted the money and said he thought we could make a trade.
May 22, 2013 |
Pennsylvania state police suggested Monday that 21-year-old Matthew R. Royer, missing since leaving Rhode Island on Thursday, might have decided on his own to detour from returning to his Montgomery County home. "While it may be a voluntary move on Matthew's part, we are still expending all resources in this investigation to locate Matthew," said Trooper Morgan Crummy, a spokeswoman at the Skippack barracks. As that possibility took shape, his mother made a tearful plea for her son to contact his parents.
October 7, 2009
WHEN THEY approached Susie and Brent Celek about getting involved in trying to build a Miracle Field in Northampton Township, a safe, smooth baseball surface for kids in wheelchairs, it felt like deja vu, all over again. "I grew up in Greentown, Ohio," Susie said. "On a street with five boys, four of them named Matthew. One of them was in a wheelchair, paralyzed from the waist down. "My brother Matt built obstacle courses and other games for us to play. And he always designed them so that Matthew could play, too. He'd choose the sides for balance, matched the young kids with the older kids.