Gavin Jon Matko new arrivalI WAS BORN: July 27, 2010, in Essentia Health St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth.
Gavin Jon Matko
I WAS BORN: July 27, 2010, in Essentia Health St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth.
MY PARENTS ARE: Jonathan Matko and Amanda Bateson-Matko of Duluth.
MY BROTHER IS: Carter, 5.
MY GRANDPARENTS ARE: Butch and Char Bateson and Bill and Patti Matko, all of Eveleth.
MY GREAT-GRANDPARENTS ARE: Bev Culbertson and Edna Bateson, both of Virginia; Emil and Lavonne Spielman of Texas; and the late William Culbertson, John Bateson, Fefo and Sophie Matko and Margaret Spielman.
MY PARENTS CHOSE THIS NAME BECAUSE: They wanted a strong, simple name for me, like my brother's. They also like the meaning of my name, which is "little white falcon."
PARENTS’ WISH OR ADVICE: Our wish is for you and Carter to be the closest two brothers can be. He absolutely adores you and waited five grueling years to finally be a big brother!
SOMETHING SPECIAL: You were sideways in Mama and refused to turn in position, so you ended up being a scheduled Caesarean section. When they pulled you out you started grabbing at all the instruments on Mama! You came out a fighter!