Monday, April 7, 2008

Sean Haines - Bio of the Week

I reviewed this father's bio this week - a very special person, as you'll see. This photo of Sean and Matthew was taken shortly before Matthew passed away, and is understandably priceless to his father.

Sean Haines first became involved with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society while raising donations for the ‘Light the Night’ yearly fundraisers in honor of his son, Matthew, who was then battling Leukemia.

After Sean’s eight-year-old son, Matthew, pictured here, passed away from cancer in 2005, he created the Matthew David Haines Foundation which is dedicated to bringing hope and happiness to children with cancer. Since 2005, the MDHF has donated over $20,000 in toys and funding for the Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona, and Give Kids the World Village in Florida.

In 2006, Sean became a published author. The book “Matthew Haines – Gift from God: A life of Unconditional Love” details Matthew’s journey and the beautiful ‘life lessons’ he left us with. The book is available through Dorrance Publishing or

Sean’s family includes wife Debbie, son Chris, and twins Michael and Jennie.

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