Matthew Weston meets aplastic anemia head-on

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

Matthew Weston, has recovered by leaps and bounds since his health scare two years ago. He was named Most Valuable Player after scoring 27 points at a friendly game against the regional All-Star High School team held on April 22, 2015. He is the nephew of QCT photographer Jay Ouellet, who took this photo at the game.

In the summers of 2010 and 2011, Matthew Weston represented Team Quebec at the Canadian National Basketball Championships in Winnipeg and Toronto. But on April 15, 2013, his 17th birthday, the young man was diagnosed with aplastic anemia, a rare bone-marrow disease that affects about 35 Canadians per year.