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Matthew Zachary was a 21-year old college senior and aspiring concert pianist and composer en route to film school to become a Hollywood film composer when he slowly lost use of his left hand, was diagnosed with pediatric brain cancer (medulloblastona) and told he'd likely never perform again. Eleven years, four albums and scores of concerts later, Matthew's struggle to get busy living has inspired countless thousands.
Today, Matthew is an award-winning musician and composer, accredited thought-leader in public health, a leading authority on the youth cancer culture, a highly credentialed and coveted motivational speaker, and a burgeoning social entrepreneur with the 2004 launch of Steps For Living (now reorganized as I'm Too Young For This!), a nonprofit social enterprise benefiting young adults affected by cancer that sought to create lasting change in how the public relates to the disease.
Matthew has 14 years of experience in advertising, marketing, information technology and visual communications for print and web. In addition to serving as an advisor on the prestiguous Google Health Advisory Council, his portfolio also includes expertise in visual communications for print/web, cause-branding, public relations, consumer healthcare, nonprofit management and social media. Matthew has won several industry awards and has been recognized internationally for his innovations as a visionary trend influencer and change agent who has always been ahead of his time.
A native of Brooklyn, NY, Matthew holds an interdisciplinary BA from the State University of New York at Binghamton that combined the music, theater, computer science, and sociology disciplines. For more information about Matthew, visit his website http://MatthewZachary.com