We owe to Matthew stories that do not occur in the other Gospels: St.
The statistics relate to deaths where asthma was listed as the underlying cause of death.
The rate of mortality due to asthma has remained steady at about 1.6 deaths per 100,000 population over the 10 years from 2005 to 2014.
Doctors were not able to resuscitate Matthew because his airways were too tight.
Matthew's sister, Mellissa Broanda, is sharing his story in hope to raise both awareness and support for his children, Katelyn and Reece.
He also gave us a major portion of the Sermon on the Mount, the parable of the sower, and the metaphor of the sheep and the goats at the Last Judgment.