Editor’s comment: A wonderful boy

THE death of brave five-year-old Matthew Phillips is a huge blow to his family and everyone who knew him.

For the last four years, we have followed Matthew’s story. But hopefully this is not the end.

Matthew was an inspiration. His outlook on life was always positive and accompanied by a smile. His way of living should be a lesson to us all. He enjoyed life and everything it threw at him and we should all follow his lead.

Through his illness, Matthew has raised awareness of childhood cancer and that is a positive to come out of his death.

Our thoughts go out to his family. They raised a beautiful little boy who melted all our hearts and he would be very proud of them.