About Matt and his fund
Matt Stever was a promising young Prince Edward County man who was living and working in Taiwan when he sustained a serious and eventually fatal accident. His parents, Roger and Mary Stever, were in part supported during this time by the PEC community. This support allowed them to be at their son’s bedside following his accident.
They felt that, based on their experiences, they wanted to set up a fund which would allow other families who might go through this wrenching experience to have the benefit of the support that they were offered. Correspondingly, with the leftover funds and with funds subsequently raised by the community, they have established this fund in the memory of their son which the Rotary Club of Picton is honoured to administer on their behalf.
"When our Matt was critically injured, our family was tremendously blessed by the outpouring of love and support from our community. In turn, we hope that families in our community who are burdened by injury or sickness of a child can also be assisted by the Rotary Club of Picton Matt Stever Fund.
Roger, Mary, Mike and
"My husband and I both had the privilege of knowing and calling Matt Stever our friend. So when we received a call from Mary and Roger Stever saying that they would like to assist us with the funding for Chance's appointment through the Matt Stever Memorial Fund, we were moved to tears. This allowed us to put our focus where it needed to be, with our son at Sick Kids in Toronto.
Vicky and Lincoln Cowan
"In the most difficult time of our lives, the Matt Stever Fund helped alleviate some of the emotional and financial stress we faced when taking Eric to chemotherapy in Kingston. We will be forever grateful for their kindness and generosity.
Jill and David Akey