Father Sculpts Touching Statue to Honor the Death of his Disabled Son


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Ernest Robison and Anneke Robison welcomed their son Matthew Stanford Robison into this world in 1988. Unfortunately, there were complications during his birth which prevented him from getting an adequate supply of oxygen. This resulted in Matthew having many disabilities after he was born such as paralysis and blindness. Despite the odds against him, he stayed alive for nearly 11 years. In 1999, he finally died in his sleep.

A year after Matthew’s death, his father wanted to make his grave a happier place. So, he and his cousin created a special statue which symbolizes the courage of his son. The statue was placed on Matthew’s grave as a memorial. It was sculpted to look inspirational as it shows a boy getting up from his wheelchair and reaching for heaven as it heals his wounds. Over the past 17 years since the sculpture was made, other people with disabilities have gotten inspiration from that statue as well.

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These touching words are inscribed on Matthew Stanford Robison’s memorial sculpture, which is located in the Salt Lake City cemetery in Utah.

In memory of those
who walk more closely
in the hands of God

And who more humbly
the world inspiring
the hearts of men

With their legacy complete
In love, they return
home again to God

To behold his face
and be wholly healed
In joy forever more

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