About Matthew

Matthew Steven Rairdon was born on July 17, 1991, to his loving parents Gary & Laurie (Wescott) Rairdon. Matthew was a devoted son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and cherished friend by so many. Growing up Matthew was involved in theatre. In high school, he was a star actor in many shows and even received an All-State Award. He also enjoyed baking! Leading into his junior year of high school Matthew was hospitalized at the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital. It was during this time Matthew realized he wanted to be a nurse. After graduating Westbrook High School in 2009 he went on to Saint Joseph’s College of Maine. Matthew graduated Saint Joseph’s in 2013 and became a nurse in the ER at Mercy Hospital. Matt loved his job as a nurse and was even overheard one night saying “I love life, it’s the best. No one loves life more than me.”


The Matthew Rairdon Scholarship Fund

Matthew was tragically taken from us on November 30, 2013. It was after this unfortunate event that “Westbrook Strong” was born. When preparing to go to college, Matt was extremely appreciative to receive a scholarship to attend St. Joseph's College. The strength of Matthew’s family has allowed them to host a Westbrook Strong 5k & Matt’s Fun Run to raise money for a scholarship in Matt’s name at Saint Joseph’s College. After 5 successful races hosted with the support of the Westbrook community, the family wanted to expand their scholarship to include graduating seniors from Westbrook High School to help other people who want to pursue a nursing education at St. Joseph's College.


Scholarship Disclosure: The Matthew Rairdon Scholarship Fund is given to a deserving student of Nursing who meets merit and financial needs.

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