Remembering Matthew, A Fellow Transformers Fan

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  1. Voiceroy

    Voiceroy Trans-fo-mahs!

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    Saturday, Jan. 15th, will be a year since I lost my nephew Matthew, who was a big Transformers fan. He was born with a heart defect and died the day of his 15th birthday.

    And I'm the one that introduced Matt and his brothers to Transformers, and got them each their first one. Between Matt and his other three brothers, they collected more than 200 Transformers over the course of about 10 years.

    And it was an attack of conscience that caused me to get the first ones for them. The first time they saw my bedroom (before I was married), they marveled at my collection, and Matt commented that it was like "a really cool museum." I was really picky about my collection then, even the loose ones. And I felt bad later that I hadn't allowed them to touch any of the toys because I was a freaking anal collector at the time. (Thankfully, I've mellowed since.)

    But Transformers are no fun for a kid if they're just sitting mint-sealed in a box or on a shelf. So I gave them each one from my personal collection, along with a store-bought one too -- even my niece, to whom I gave BW Airazor because she thought it "looked pretty" for a toy, and she liked it because it was a "girl-bot."

    One time they came to visit me we watched a G1 DVD marathon together and laughed at the silly animation mistakes, FrenzyRumble getting bird poop all over him, dancing Decepticons, and Powerglide pushing a girl on the ground (to which they all responded how bad it was that he had "pushed a girl). It was good times.

    Matt's family even displayed his favorite TF Alternators at his funeral service. Out of all the TFs he had, Alternators were his favorite toys. And even a year later, it warms my heart and makes it ache too just noting that he kept his absolute favorite one, Tracks, still in the package...because his Uncle Craig did too.

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  2. Rexidus

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    *Raises glass*

    To Matthew.
     
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    It sounds like he was a great kid, bro. *raises glass* To Matthew.
     
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    It always tugs my heartstrings to hear the fandom is missing somebody.
    To Matthew.
     
  5. Wars

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    I'm sorry for your loss dude. You sound like a great Uncle, and he sounds like a great nephew! As the others have said; *Raises glass* To Matthew, and may he rest in peace.
     
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    Sounds like you gave him some great memories.
     
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    :cry  *Raises glass* To Mark. I'm sorry to hear about this.
     
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    :( 

    *Joins in on the raising glass to Matthew*

    Sounded like he was a good, young TF fan.
     
  9. Ecchokat

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    Sorry for your lose. I bet he was a great kid. As other say To matthew
     
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    Sorry for your loss. *Raises glass* to Matthew.
     
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    I'm sorry to hear that. I wish you and your family well.
     
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    I'm sorry to hear about this. Seems to be a great kid!! Always remember our falling fellow Transformers. *Raises glass*
     
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    Sorry for your loss. This is a beautiful tribute and memoriam(?) for your nephew Matthew. I can tell you loved him a lot and his absence has left a void within you. This is a great testiment to what a wonderful child he was.

    May God bless you, your family and Matthews family. I am sure, where ever he may be, that Matthew appreciates this thread and that he is still in his Uncle's mind and heart.

    I'm tearing up because I have young nephews too and the thought of losing them is heart breaking so my heart and best wishes go out to you and yours.

    'Til all are one.
     
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    Damn, it sounds like he was a fine, upstanding young fella - we need more people in the world like him, not less.
    Hopefully he's in a better place right now. I've only got a mug of tea at the moment, but in the ongoing spirit of the thread, I'll raise it to Matthew.
     
  15. MenasorMaster

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    sorry for the loss.
     
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    A toast to a special young man.

    'Til all are one.

    --Moony
     
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    I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My condolences to you and yours.
     
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    Tracks? I am suddenly jelly. TO MATTHEW! *Raises glass*.
     
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    TO MATTHEW! *Raises Glass*

    The crazy thing is my name is Matt, and i'm only a year older than him, he sounded like a cool kid i coulda hung out with.
     
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    Rest in peace :)  He sounds like a wonderful person :) 
     

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