This memorial is in the memory of our beloved Matthew eckendorf who was born in Arizona on 14th April 2008 and passed away on 27th April 2012, 4 years of age. He was a happy little boy who loved spending his days on the computer with his older brother or playing with his car collection that was far from small. He was born premature at 26 weeks gestation and from that first day was a fighter. He was diagnosed with epilepsy and autism as well as a few other disorders over his four years of life however no matter what life threw at him he was always had a smile on his face and a hug to give. He taught everyone he came in contact with that you need to enjoy life while you have it to enjoy. He taught them how to stay positive and be happy. He taught me the true meaning of so much and he is a hero to so many. He will never be forgotten he had a laugh that was contagious and could carry through the house. May he fly with the angels above forever and always. He is survived by his Grandparents Lee and Corina his parents Lisa and Christopher as well as his Brother Derrick and Sister Raye. At this time the family is asking that any donation you would like to make you make by donating to child epilepsy research.