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Matthew Rees Appeal

Matthew Rees is an optimistic, loyal and carefree 29 year old Police Officer. He grew up in Wagga Wagga and is the only son to David and Lynne Rees. Matthew and his fiancĂ© Melina have been together for 8 years and have planned their dream wedding in August 2019 in New York City. 


In February 2019, Matthew was diagnosed with Bowel and Liver Cancer. Matthew is set to endure numerous rounds of chemotherapy, medical appointments and surgeries over the course of the next 12 months, all of which will impact Matthew and Melina financially. As a result Matthew and Melina have postponed their dream wedding until Matthew is healthy enough to attend. 


Matthew has been with Strike Force Raptor since 2018, and is still currently attached to this sector. He graduated from the Police academy in December 2012 and commenced his policing career at Redfern Police Station. 


Matthew will undoubtedly face many challenges in the near future. His fiancé, family and friends are supporting him through this time of hardship. The added support of the community will make a world of difference to Matthew as he battles cancer.

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