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Carole Meekins: Positively Milwaukee

Real Men Wear Pink

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One of my favorite positive stories this week involves a 12 year old boy. He has been working in memory of his mom who recently lost her fight with breast cancer. Matthew Katzke is a 6th grader at Prairie Elementary School in Waukesha. This week he got a special award for trying to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research. He has been working overtime for Waukesha's Riverwalk For Breast Cancer. This courageous young man turned his grief into action. And what an impressive role model! Matthew received a standing ovation from his peers at Prairie Elementary. This week the entire school wore pink on his behalf. A touching gesture for a young man who's having to deal with death at such an early age. Matthew hopes to help other kids who've had to grieve a loss. He dreams of becoming a doctor to find a cure for cancer. Watching Matthew's commitment and passion on television was very touching. I was so proud for him. I could not help but feel that Matthew's Mom was smiling down from heaven. And watching this amazing young man it's clear, his mother is still with him.

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