About (Biography)

Neil Matheson was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia – located on the west coast of Canada.

Growing up on a pair of crutches and bent legs, Neil never let his Cerebral Palsy slow him down. He was always looking to push himself, to experience new things, and to break down barriers.

Becoming a new father at age forty, Neil found himself in pioneering territory yet again. Daddy Bent-Legs, his first published book, tells the story. The book also shares a testimony of faith – of how God made a seemingly impractical idea not only possible, but fruitful. A late-blooming Christian, Neil finally learned that God thinks big ... and that the dream of marriage, kids & mortgage payments is for disabled people too.

Neil and his wife, Elana, were married for ten years. About one year after their son Jake was born, Elana was diagnosed with an auto-immune disorder. It turned out to be lupus and, after battling the lupus for the next 4 years, it eventually won. Elana's liver & kidneys suddenly failed and she passed away on August 17, 2013.
To listen to Neil's interviews from March 2017, Dec 2015 or Summer 2012, click below:

  NEW! Radio Interview - March 2017

radio interview - December 2015.mp3
19.1 MB


radio interview - Summer 2012.mp3
27.7 MB


Recording of wife Elana singing "Feels Like Home" from 2003:

Feels Like Home-Elana.mp3
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