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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|
I want to be remembered as a poet, a peacemaker, and a philosopher who played.Mattie Stepanek
The way of life is not as easy as some people think… like me.Mattie Stepanek
Sad things happen. They do. But we don’t need to live sad forever.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
I never question God. Sometimes I say, ‘Why me? Why do I have such a hard life? Why do I have this disease? Why do I have siblings who died?’ But then I think and say, ‘Why not me?’Mattie Stepanek