Matthew Bolding

The Sewers of Manhattan

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Member since: 9th April 2012

Matthew Bolding

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Hello friends, my name is Matthew, and I am twenty-six years old. I was born with my left leg deformed. Growing up was challenging, considering all the time I spent in the hospital. From the day I was born until I turned seventeen, I went through about twenty-five operations; most were major bone reconstruction in my leg and foot, but also had stomach surgery for acid reflux at age eleven. At age seventeen, the pain in my leg/foot was so bad the doctor's decided to amputate. There was nothing left for them to do. My bones were deteriorating. It was a very hard decision to make, but I made it through. One year later, due to a syst on my stump, I had another inch of my bone amputated. While in ICU from that surgery my heart flatlined. After running many tests, I was diagnosed with Sick Sinus Syndrome. I had to have a pacemaker implanted in my chest.
I say all of that to say this, I have been through a lot, and although it did take a toll on me (getting into some trouble, going to prison, years of drug abuse) I have overcome these obstacles in my life and now I am a brand new man. But I will not leave out the most important part, and that is that Jesus Christ, the son of God, paid my debt on the cross where He was crucified for MY sins. He has been there for me throughout everything that I have been through. If it was not for Him, then I would not be here. So I will put my faith in God.

Favorite writer

SEAN DANIELSEN, Dave Pelzer, James Frey, Augusten Burroughs, Stephen King, Dean Koontz

I enjoy writing because

It helps to vent my emotions. It's great therapy and I enjoy it.

My best writing advice

Write from the soul. Always keep paper and a pen on you; you never know when good idea will come to mind.

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