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Make-A-Wish made for St. Marys boy

June 3, 2013

Photo by Colin Deppen Matthew Sharrow, 7, of St. Marys, born with Spina Bifida, enjoys his first swim in a new pool gifted to him by the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

ST. MARYS – On Sunday, family and friends gathered at the St. Marys home of seven-year-old Matthew Sharrow, as he and his siblings took to the water in their new above ground swimming pool. While seemingly a commonplace occurrence, the inaugural swim held an added significance for the family. Matthew was born with Spina Bifida, a birth abnormality in which the spinal cord is malformed and lacks its usual protective skeletal and soft tissue coverings.

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