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Child poet who is remembered for Heartsongs, a seven-volume, New York Times bestselling work. He died at age thirteen from an atypical form of muscular dystrophy.
His mother, Jeni Stapanek, served as Vice President of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
How did Mattie Stepanek die?
Mattie Stepanek's death was caused by Muscular Dystrophy.
|Cause of death||Muscular Dystrophy|
|Age of death||13 years|
|Birthday||July 17, 1990|
|Death date||June 22, 2004|
|Place of death||N/A|
|Place of burial||N/A|
You can’t lie down in the ashes of another person’s life.Mattie Stepanek
A heartsong doesn’t have to be a song in your heart. It doesn’t have to be talking about love and peace. It can just be your message. It can be your feeling. Some people might even call it a conscience, even though that’s not really what it is. It’s your message, what you feel like you need to do.Mattie Stepanek
I think that someone is watching out for me, God, my guardian angel, I’m not sure who that is, but they really work hard.Mattie Stepanek
Keep all special thoughts and memories for lifetimes to come. Share these keepsakes with others to inspire hope and build from the past, which can bridge to the future.Mattie Stepanek
I feel that God has given me a very special opportunity that I should not let go to waste. I use the gift he has given me.Mattie Stepanek