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Matt Lewis Helps to Launch Cancer Diagnosing Equipment in Leeds Hospital

Posted by: Mel
July 03, 2010, 08:44 PM

Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom) helped to unveil new medical equipment aimed at fighting cancer at St James's Hospital in Leeds:

The new £3.5m scanning suite was launched by Horsforth-born Matthew Lewis, who plays Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films, at St James's Hospital.
The PET CT Centre, the largest of its kind in the north, houses a new research scanner and diagnostic imaging scanner to replace the mobile unit at Seacroft Hospital.
The scanner takes images of the structures of the body and can help diagnose cancer and even show whether a lump is cancerous.
Matthew said: "I don't think there is anyone in the country that knows anyone who hasn't been affected by cancer.
"This great city is on the front line of that war."

Lewis also goes on to discuss his feelings on completing "Deathly Hallows" as well as his feelings on Neville:

"It's not sunk in yet and I don't think it will until the last film is out in July 2011. It has been great.
"I played a character I thought was brilliant to begin with and it was good to play an endearing person that people really relate to – I related to him when I read the books.
"It has been more of a challenge each year to bring a little bit more as Neville's character grows.
"He has become a reckless resistance leader with no concerns for his own safety. He wants to do the right thing."

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83 Points

That is so sweet of him! :) He seems like such a nice person :)

Posted by Hogwarts_Love_21 on July 04, 2010, 05:01 PM report to moderator
27 Points

thats so nice like his character in harry potter

Posted by tomfeltonfan16 on July 04, 2010, 08:06 PM report to moderator
212 Points

@BeccaWeasley, exactly what I was thinking.

Posted by mini bagel on July 05, 2010, 01:02 AM report to moderator
75566 Points

Thanks Matt!

Posted by Girlraven1 on July 05, 2010, 07:24 AM report to moderator
4852 Points

very good of him

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on July 05, 2010, 10:48 AM report to moderator
1317 Points

Matt is an amazing young man!! Like all the actors in the HP series there seems to be a genuine concern for others and they are generous with their time and money as is Jo. Can not wait to see Neville come into his own in these films as it all started with OotP,

Posted by hewy on July 05, 2010, 04:30 PM report to moderator
1749 Points

Way to go Matt…you’re awesome!

Posted by Rin68nyr on July 05, 2010, 05:24 PM report to moderator
1740 Points

It’s great of Matt to take the time help such a needy cause….cause many people die each year due to cancer. Most of the times they’re curable, but due to the lack of resources unfortuante people die that could’ve been saved.

1985 Points

Thats great to hear that he is working for a great cause.

Posted by jhangelgurl (ITC!) on July 05, 2010, 11:28 PM report to moderator
1996 Points

aww (: i love him!
i had cancer a few years ago, and im really happy someone i love is able to help out. hes amazing. :D

Posted by ronlvr44 on July 05, 2010, 11:39 PM report to moderator
4208 Points

Well done, Matt! I too am glad that Neville is going to get the scenes showing his valor and determination in the Deathly Hallows. Neville is an interesting character because he grows up in many ways and finally gains his confidence and gets the chance to shine int he end.

Posted by Fresca ROAR on July 06, 2010, 10:45 AM report to moderator
835 Points

Thank you, Matt, for what you’ve done against the battle of cancer. This will hopefully help many people.

Posted by Gryffindor Cutie on July 06, 2010, 12:10 PM report to moderator
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