Best-selling poet dies at 13

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.

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