Mattie Stepanek died at age 13 from a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy. Mattie's sister and two brothers died before him of the same disease. His mother was also diagnosed - with adult MD. Mattie was a gem. He wrote six books of poetry and one book of essays that all made the NY Times best-sellers list. He was an advocate for peace and those with disabilities. He did great things with the MD Association and was on many talk shows spreading goodwill.
If you want to read more about this amazing kid, here ya go.
This quote is really speaking to me right now. I just started a new job in adult and child protection - taking reports of abuse and neglect. And well...what can I say? There is a lot of sadness in the world. But we don't have to live sad, right? Right.
I thought this zebra looked a little sad but his stripes are so awesome. An appropriate reflection of Mattie and this quote, perhaps? I like to think Mattie would like the zebra. ;)
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