Inspirational Honest and accepting Wicked-sharp sense of humor Warm-spirited and passionate Unconditional love for all A high-spirited fighter Happy-go-lucky Unforgettable A BEST FRIEND TO ALL Our loss is Heaven's gain Matthew is survived by: his father, Steve; his mother, Janet; grandfathers, Dr. Elwyn August Liebl & Aldor Cournoyer; grandmother, Emiko Cournoyer; step-mother, Sharon; his sister, Janelle and brothers, Ryan & Brody. Vigil at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd, Torrance, CA Saturday, December 8, at 7pm Mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church 320 Massey Street, Hermosa Beach, CA Monday, December 10 at 10am In lieu of flowers, contributions to the CCHS (Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome) Network are greatly appreciated.

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  1. Our prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Arlo, Debbie, Sean, Katie, and Patrick Owens

  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. Lots of love and hugs from your CCHS family in Michigan.
    Brian, Ellen, Jena and Nik Whisman

  3. Dear Steve, Janet and family, We pray the loss of your wonderful son will give you peace and solace. With lots of love and hugs, Mike, Kathy, Michael, Jr. and Daniel Conner.

  4. My heart breaks. I hope Matthew’s 20 years on this earth where filled with much love & happiness & that you have many beautiful memories left to cherish. Rest in peace Matthew. All our love Lexie Luke Isobelle & Khlo Mai xxx ( a CCHS family from the UK )

  5. Prayers to all of you. My heart is breaking, from a CCHS family in Springfield, Illinois. Eric, Molly, Brian and Megan (CCHS) Hobbie.

  6. I taught writing for three years. I have a book of poetry published. I still write letters by hand. If anybody could have words for this, it’d be me.

    But I don’t. I’m sorry. I’m so sorry.

  7. Dear Steve and Family,

    God only sends the very best to the very best to take care of His angels. Matthew’s time on earth was certainly with the very best and now he is your own little angel in heaven watching over you with peace and joy as he is no longer suffering but know you all are. May lovely memories sustain you now and for a long time. You have been there for so many of us with our Rainbow Bridge and now so many are with you during this most difficult time…………..
    All the Fruhlings send all of you their love and deep sympathy and hold you in our prayers,
    Fred and Sheila Fruhling

  8. Sending love and prayers from a mother of a 2 year old boy w/CCHS. we are your neighbor in San Pedro, ca. I’m so very sorry to hear of your loss.

  9. My sympathy to all his family and parents of CCHS Children who know they will have to find a way to explain this to their child in the future..

  10. I remember getting to speak to Matt a couple times on the phone was he was young. Matt had a giggle in his voice and talked about the toys he liked to play with. He grew into a handsome young man and truly was Gods living miracle. Steve, my prayers are with you and your family. Warmly, Debbie Sax

  11. So sorry for your loss. We are the parents of a 23 yr. old girl with CCHS. Your loss touches us deeply and will carry you in our hearts.

  12. Our fears for our son has become your reality. For the loss of your son we are truly sorry. I pray he is at peace in heaven free of trachs and vents. From one CCHS family to another, we know what you have gone thru and pray that you can stay strong during your loss.

  13. We are both terribly saddened to hear of your loss. No family should ever have to deal with a loss of this kind. Our sincerest hope is that the work of the CCHS Network will ultimately prevail so that no family ever again has to endure a loss like this.

  14. Dear Steve and family, We are heartbroken and so very sad to hear of Matthews passing. There are no words to express our heart felt sympathy…Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this very difficult time. Kathy and Liam Watson

  15. Steve and family,
    Words can not express how sorry I am for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this incredibly difficult time.
    Mary Ann

  16. Dear Dr. Steve and family, We just learned Christmas Day of your loss. Our hearts were broken at the news. Please know you and your family have our deepest sympathies, and may God sustain you during this very sad and devestating time. Words cannot express our sadness of the loss of your prescious son Matthew. Love, Dody and Fred Vendrick

  17. Our sincerest sympathy to the Liebl family. Having known Steve since Matthew was born, and everthing that he & his family went through for Matthew, we just don’t have the words to express our sorrow. All our love. Barbara & Dixon Ridgway

  18. Steve- I just found this all out. I remember talking to you about your son soon after he was born. I am so saddened to see this news. I know what a great dad you were. God Bless you & your family & my thoughts & prayers are certainly with you.

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