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Matthew and Diane Ames

Matthew and Diane Ames share their personal and inspiring story with the Assembly of Catholic Professionals and reflect on how their family responded to Matthew’s sudden diagnosis of severe toxic shock syndrome – a diagnosis that would lead to Matthew having a radical operation to amputate his limbs in a desperate attempt to save his life. Matthew and Diane discuss the emotional hardships, their children’s courage and how their faith and community helped them to adjust to a new normal.