Matthew was a US Navy Diver and was involved in an unfortunate accident. He suffered paralysis from the chest area down. For the last two years, he has been the K9 Advocacy Specialist for DDS4VETS and his primary purpose is training service dogs for disabled veterans. His newest endeavor is real estate. He hopes to help military veterans and supporters looking for a home in beautiful South Florida. Since his injury, he continues to water-ski,-snow ski, hand-cycle in marathons, with no plans to stop.