Have you ever heard of a jiu jitsu fighter by the name of Ian Matuszak? No? Well it’s about time you learned his name. Ian is a huge inspiration to us here at UPMA. He was born with Cerebral Palsy, but hasn’t let that stop him from training and competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He is a wonderful example of just how much a person can accomplish if he doesn’t let preconceived notions stand in his way.
That being said, Ian has an even tougher battle facing him. He was recently diagnosed with esophageal cancer and will soon begin chemotherapy and radiation treatments. His wonderful friends and team mates have started a fund to help pay for his treatment. We hope that you can help Ian by donating whatever you can to fund treatment for this amazing man. We look forward to seeing him win this battle and go back to a different kind of fighting. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Ian!
To contribute to Ian’s treatment fund, go to: https://www.gofundme.com/eu4xygjc