Matthew Wright Benefit Gala at The Historic Menger Hotel Ballroom on July 11, 2010

On June 27, 2009, Matthew Wright was attacked by an assailant, and sustained a serious brain stem injury that left him paralyzed and unable to care for himself.  He is currently under the care of the excellent doctors at Texas Neuro Rehab Hospital in Austin, Texas, and has made slow, but measurable, progress.

Unfortunately, as is the way today with insurance companies, Blue Shield has informed us that Matt will soon be moved out of the rehabilitation center that is giving him daily, hands-on care, to a nursing home where he will be given minimal rehabilitative care, and essentially have his hopes of regaining any sort of a normal life ended.  We believe in Matt, and in giving him every last chance to find his way back to us.

He’s worked so hard the last year, courageously overcoming obstacles that would frankly cause most of us to give up - two brain surgeries, comas, multiple infections, paralysis - and if Matt’s not giving up, neither are we. The insurance company has decided that “the rate of Matt’s progress” doesn’t justify the expense of continued intensive rehabilitation – his doctors disagree – we disagree – and we’re hoping you will, too. 

Matt is not a statistic on an insurance adjustor’s actuarial table. He is a living, breathing, beautiful young man with hopes and dreams that deserve the chance to be made real. Although he is paralyzed, and cannot speak, or eat on his own, Matthew is very aware of what is going on around him. He is fully cognizant, moves , and can communicate with a message board, watch movies – he can smile, and he can cry.

We’re aware that his road ahead is long, and uncertain, but we are very encouraged by medical breakthroughs specific to TBI (traumatic brain injury) and believe Matt is an ideal candidate for some of these amazing, innovative treatments. It’s not uncommon for people with injuries like Matt’s to make recoveries initially deemed impossible. With a little bit of help, maybe Matt can be one of those stories that inspires others.

Before this tragic incident, he was a 22-year-old college quarterback with a big arm and an even bigger heart – that big heart still motivates him every day – as we already said, he’s not giving up, so neither are we!

Matt’s assailant was arrested, tried, and convicted of felony assault with intent to cause grave bodily injury. He is currently serving jail time and, after he is released will be required to spend the next several years performing community service by working with quadriplegics and TBI patients.

Thank you for caring enough to read this. If you can attend this special event, we’d be honored with your presence. If you can’t attend, perhaps you can send a gift Matt’s way. If you can’t do either, a simple loving prayer sent to Matt’s Facebook page
will be appreciated and added to the collection of good will and love that has kept Matt going since last July. Every good will gesture helps.

Matthew’s friends and family thank you.   

– God Bless you.


You Are Cordially Invited to a

Benefit Gala for

Matthew Wright

Sunday, July 11, 2010
5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

No Host Cocktails

Gary P. Nunn Band
Lesti Huff Band
and an Amazing Silent Auction

Grand Ballroom

The Historic Menger Hotel
204 Alamo Plaza
San Antonio, Texas

For $99 room rate, call (800) 345-9285
and ask for Matthew Wright Gala rate.

$100 per person
Attire:  Texas Casual


Bill & Susan Bradley
Jay Wright
Friends of Matthew Wright


GRAND PRIZE DRAWING: 3-night accommodations for 2
or more in a luxurious 3-bedroom villa nestled in the beautiful
Texas Hill Country plus rounds of golf at one of golf's premier
private clubs in the Texas Hill Country. To view go to and

For more information, contact Maggie Wilcox at (830) 885-2754.
You can also visit the website at


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