Matthew Stanford Robinson was born in 1988 with severe disabilities. He was blind and paralyzed from the neck down due to a lack of oxygen. Doctors told his parents, Ernest and Anneke Robinson, that he would not live more than a few hours. They were devastated. But they believed and had strength so Matthew lived to be 10-and-a-half years old.
When he passed away, his Dad decided to design a gravestone that would capture his spirit and the happiness he brought to their lives. A statue of Matthew climbing out of wheelchair and reaching for the sky is probably the the most touching tombstone in the world.
In his honor Robinson’s established ‘Ability Found’. A nonprofit organization that provides people with disabilities much-needed equipment, facilitating independence, productivity, safety, opportunity, and dignity.