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Matt Barrett shares his journey as a Special Guest at the 2011 Invisible Disabilities Association Honor Awards Banquet.

Matt has battled 11 types of cancer, as well as homelessness.  Matt has lived a life of amazing perseverance and courage. Not only has he lived with horrendous pain and fatigue, he has also endured incredible discrimination. Because of the extensive surgeries and scaring on his face, Matt often gets stares, dirty looks and even called horrible names. Despite all of this, Matt’s friends will tell you he is one of the kindest people you will ever know. Read Matt’s full story.

Meet Matt in Person at the 2012 IDA Honor Awards Banquet!

The Above Video is of Matt Speaking at the 2011 IDA Honor Awards Banquet. There was not a dry eye in the room as he shared his incredibly powerful story. A must watch!


A Lifelong Journey with Special Guest, Matt Barrett (Matt’s full story)

Matt Barrett’s Website, A View From the Street

Photographer Tells Matt’s Story

Walking with Giant – One man’s battle with homelessness and debilitating illness.