Matthew’s Story

  August 17, 2015

Youth Education Award Recipient 2015

Matthew McKinnon (Surrey, BC)
Pursuing a diploma in Public Relations
Diagnosed with a pineal yolk sac brain tumour at the age of 16
Generously funded in memory of Taite Boomer

“This award will have a tremendous impact on my educational pursuits. My personal goal is to graduate with a diploma in PR and eventually with a degree in PR and Communications.

I hope to work for a not-for-profit as it’s been a goal of mine ever since my cancer journey. Seeing what people who work at these organizations can accomplish has driven me to give back to all those who have inspired, helped and supported me along the way.”