January, 2003, was a very painful month for CPCRN. Mathew was Kaaren Jones' foster, and as she wrote so movingly, he, "…lost his valiant fight with a brain infection…" on the 25th. He was a baby, saved by us from a life of puppymill horror, and he was deeply loved and mourned by all of us during his brief life here.

Story of the Christmas Soldiers