Tag: Mattie Stepanek

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    In a new book about inspirational poet Mattie Stepanek, who died in 2004, his mother Jeni writes about his short life and lasting legacy. More

    November 13, 2009 | Comments

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    Read and watch more of Kim Lawton’s interview with Jeni Stepanek, who says her son, best-selling poet and speaker Mattie Stepanek, had “a universal message–give and you shall receive.” More

    November 13, 2009 | Comments

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    Mattie Stepanek is the brilliant, wheelchair-bound Maryland boy with muscular dystrophy who has become a best-selling inspirational poet. Both he and his mother, Jeni Stepanek, suffer from rare but different forms of the disease. Exactly one year ago, Mattie almost died. But — strongly supported by his mother, who is also in a wheelchair — Mattie outlived all expectations and, not yet a teenager, he has become an amazingly mature public speaker and authority on life at the edge of death. More

    March 29, 2002 | Comments