A Mother’s Mission To Help People Battling Addiction - The Story of The Matthew Bee Memorial Fund


After the tragic loss of her 21-year-old son, Matthew Bee, to the disease of addiction, Lisa Bee vowed to do all she could to never let another family experience that kind of loss and pain. She created the Matthew Bee Memorial Fund to help individuals and families in our community battling the disease of addiction and mental health issues by providing scholarships to addiction treatment, recovery support services, resources, and sober housing. In our open and honest discussion, Lisa shares her mission and how she is dedicated to helping others live a longer life free of addiction.



About Matthew Bee

Matthew Bee’s all too brief life ended at just 21 years of age. The gifted athlete, whose charm, infectious smile, and endearing personality made him beloved by all who knew him, succumbed to the disease of addiction on September 16, 2017. Matthew’s memory lives on in the hearts and minds of individuals who have an opportunity for recovery from addiction and a new lease on life, thanks to the Matthew Bee Memorial Fund benefitting the Hansen Foundation Scholarships.