Mathieu Grégoire passed away Wednesday morning after a long battle with cancer.
“This morning Mateo began his last great journey. Rest in peace. His extraordinary strength, his positivism and above all his smile will remain forever in our hearts. Have a nice trip! “Wrote members of his family on the Facebook page of the young man Fight with Mathieu.
The 29-year-old father had been talked about in March because he had launched a socio-finance campaign. He wanted to go to the United States to receive an experimental treatment, the CAR T-cell, whose remission rate is 90 percent for the refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia he suffered from.
To receive this treatment, you had to not only raise money, but also succeed in achieving remission in order to have the physical strength to receive treatment. It was for this purpose that the Thetfordois had received a stem cell transplant at the end of May. He had the chance to find a compatible donor in the international donor bank.
Preparation for grafting – the immune system had to be flat to avoid rejection – and the sequelae of the graft had been difficult. He could no longer eat or drink and he suffered greatly.
Given a refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia, Mathieu Grégoire had never lost hope of defeating the disease even if everything seemed to play against him.