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Family is the most important thing in the world to me. Family comes first and when making decisions, it is the only thing I consider. I hope you enjoy this website. Please feel free to contact me with any suggestions, comments or job opportunities.

This is a photograph of my family before my mother, Linda Lewis, passed away from breast cancer. She was born in Ponca City, Okla. and died in Phoenix. Here is the link to her obituary that I wrote. She was 50 years old when she died. My father’s name is Greg and my brother’s name is Craig.

Matt Lewis’s Journalistic Story

By Salvador Rodriguez

When Matt Lewis wrote a book as part of a third-grade project, he knew he wanted to be a writer.
“Something about that made me love writing in general,” said Lewis, 21, a senior at the University of Arizona. “I even had my mom print me out business cards saying I was going to be a professional basketball player and a professional writer.”
But it wasn’t until he joined his high school newspaper during his sophomore year that Lewis fell in love with journalism.
“If you really get to the heart of somebody, everybody has an interesting story,” he said. “They have experiences that nobody else can ever have, so it’s unique in that regard.”
Lewis said he enjoyed reporting a story about the treatment of gay students at his high school because it really struck a chord with readers.
“I was sort of doing it as almost a reflection piece for people to say, ‘We need to take a step back and look at how we’re treating other people, not just homosexuals,’” he said. “That just really got me passionate about writing, and I felt that was my calling.”
Lewis has had numerous internships during his time at the UA, at publications including the Arizona Daily Star, the Tucson Citizen, a community newspaper and a local magazine.
He said his goal as a journalist is to change the world for the better. Lewis believes people still want news, whether they get it from a newspaper or on the Internet.
“I know that some of this stuff resonates with people,” Lewis said. “Even if it just changes that one person in one small way, that’s still something, and to me, that’s enough.”

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