The Matthew Wright Foundation

The Matthew Wright Foundation was created to keep Matthew Wright's memory alive through our let people know campaign, the support of animal welfare, and the Matthew Wright Scholarship Fund to help high school students who want to attend college. 

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Matthew's Story

On March 26th of 2018, Matthew Wright tragically passed away after being injured in a car accident. Matthew was a registered organ donor and he had let people know about how important that was to him. Even with his passing, Matthew showed others deep kindness; he was able to save four people’s lives and give two people the gift of sight.


As of February 2021, there were 107,000 people on the national transplant waiting list. 17 people pass away each day waiting for a transplant, and every nine minutes another person is added to the waiting list. 90% of U.S. adults support organ donation, but only 60% are actually signed up as donors. One person can donate up to eight lifesaving organs.  

Matthew Wright had a conversation with his parents about his wish to be an organ donor. When he passed away from injuries sustained in a car accident, Matthew's parents already knew his wishes. Because he let people know, Matthew saved four lives and gave two people the gift of sight. One of the lives he saved was that of then eight-year-old Landyn Ozuna.   

Please register to be an organ donor. And, more importantly, let people know! Help give people like Landyn a second chance at life.

Landyn's Sotyr

"Hello Matthew. Thanks for your kidney, it is a pleasure to take care of it at all times."

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The Matthew Wright Foundation

7681 N Roe Ave
Boise, ID 83714