started reading at a very early age. My mother instilled a love of books in
me," Lynch told KSL News. "At 12 years old, he didn't want
electronics, he didn't want to sit in front of the TV playing games all day—the kid just wanted to read."
Lynch set up a P.O. box for Mathew and shared a photo of him
on Facebook, asking for book donations. Lynch expected a few friends to send in
books, but the response was overwhelming.
"It's gone crazy from there. I've heard from the U.K.,
Australia, from India," Lynch told KSL News.
The count is up to 50–60 books, and people are still
donating. Mathew plans on sharing the books with other kids once he has read
all of them.