In a Salt Lake City cemetery in Utah, a tombstone with the sculpture of a boy rising from a wheelchair, free from his earthly burden and reaching for the sky, keeps a beautiful memory of a child named Matthew.
Matthew Stanford Robinson was born On September 23, 1988. Due to a lack of oxygen, he came into this world blind and paralyzed from the neck down. Despite their son’s extreme disability, Matthew’s parents Ernest and Anneke Robinson welcomed him with open arms, joy and hope.
Doctors said Matthew would only live for a few hours. But with his and his family’s strength, support, and faith in God, Matthew lived to be 10-and-a-half years old. He passed away on February 21, 1991.
In 2000, Ernest Robinson decided to build a tombstone in memory of his son Matthew and depicted him standing from his wheelchair spreading his hand to the sky.
For the Robinson family, the picture of Matthew’s tombstone illustrates the happiness they wanted for their son before and after his death.
The couple also created a charitable organization named as “Ability Found” to help provide the essential equipment needed for handicapped people to function. The charity helps less fortunate people with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, stroke, cancer, spinal cord injuries, and multiple sclerosis.
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