Since he was three months old, 16-year-old Matthew Williams has been a patient at BC Children’s Hospital. Matthew, who has epilepsy, says that the brain surgery he underwent at the hospital nine years ago has changed his life, and that with the help of medication, his seizures are now under control. Matthew was invited to represent the BC Children’s Hospital at the 2008 Fishing for Kids Fundraising Tournament. He and his father went fishing and Matthew was excited to catch his first salmon. A highlight of Matthew’s trip was having the chance to meet Vancouver Canucks defenceman and Canucks’ Autism Network spokesman Willie Mitchell.
“It was the best trip I have ever been on and I will never forget it! Thank you to everyone who supports BC Children’s Hospital!” - Matthew Williams