Southwest Kitchen and Banner have chosen the official winner of the Kitchen Give Away! This was a very hard decision with lots of deserving candidates, but Matthew’s nominations stood out. We are excited to give this well deserved kitchen remodel and change the life of a community hero.
Mathew was nominated by his best friend of 25 years. She describes him as “the best nurse in Arizona,” and “caring and loving to all living souls.” Matt decided 10 years ago that helping people was his calling when he took care of his father in sickness and had to endure his passing. He has been a nurse at Banner South for 4 years. When the Covid outbreak happened, Matt was on the Covid unit and was ultimately infected himself. When he recovered, he returned to that unit to help others do the same. Matt heads the committee to reduce falls in the hospital, trains new nurses and volunteers to work on units in need of nurses. Matt has dedicated himself to others by choosing to invest in getting his masters in nursing instead of remodeling his kitchen, which he is in desperate need of. Because of Matthew’s dedication to others and deep desire for a kitchen remodel, we have chosen him for this opportunity. We are so excited to make his dreams come true!