Matt Nelson has lost his battle with cancer.
I cannot let Matt’s passing go without comment. He spent about 10 years as a hospice social worker in this valley. He was a wonderful friend to me and more importantly a passionate and effective advocate for hospice patients and their families. I have never met anyone who worked so tirelessly for the needs of Hospice families. The annual Gathering of Remembrance was the event that he loved to plan and spent many hours working on making it special for grieving families. It was an opportunity for him to use his artistic and organizational talents.
Although he returned to the South shortly before his death, Wasilla and Hospice were important to Matt and he was important to many of us.
Pat Karella, Chairperson
Valley Hospice Resources