Friday, 3 June 2011

Matt Damon's Father Battling Cancer

Cambridge native Matt Damon flew home to Boston on Wednesday a personal thanks to the doctors to expand at Massachusetts General Hospital for treatment of his father, Kent, battling the rare blood disease multiple myeloma.
"My family is so grateful for the care you have given us, Damon told the doctors, nurses and researchers honored at a hospital Hundred Celebration at the Westin Hotel." It is deeply humbling to see how many people commit their lives to helping others. "
"We have some close personal friends lost to cancer in recent years, but I never thought it would happen to my father, the marathon runner," said Damon, 40, who participated in the fundraiser with his father (currently in remission ), his wife, Luciana, his stepmother, Celine, and Bourne Identity co-star Chris Cooper. "It sucked.
Earlier in the evening, Damons father playfully ribbed his Oscar-winning son for his overnight success in Hollywood.
"We try not to deal this celebrity too seriously," said Kent Damon, who recalled his shock at looking at the newspaper in 1997 and seeing his son Academy Award nomination for Good Will Hunting, alongside Hollywood veterans.
"There was a picture of Robert Duvall, Peter Fonda, Dustin Hoffman and -.! Then there was a picture of my 27-year-old son he didn't belong there with all these seasoned actors"
The actor's father also drew laughs from the crowd of 850 when he recalled the time Matt was invited to Major League Baseball All-Star Game 1999 participate in Fenway Park in Boston.
"Ted Williams was there, Pedro Martinez, some of the best players who ever played the game," he says. "And then there was Matt, as the celebrity space."
Joking aside, son Matt Kent praised for a good husband and father to his four daughters, and because he was a great son.
"He's everything you could ever ask for in a son," Kent told the crowd. "It was a wonderful ride, his father."


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