Mattie Stepanek, the inspiring young poet & advocate for muscular dystrophy died today of the disease.
Mattie truly made the world a better place during his short life. Despite being confined to a wheelchair for much of his life, he maintained a positive attitude and wrote several books of inspirational poetry. He was MDA’s National Goodwill Ambassador from 2002 through 2004.
MDA has a very nice tribute page.