Memories of Micah

Posted on: February 13th, 2013 by jeni No Comments

Outpouring of Love

for a Special Canine

Micah

3/12/02 – 2/12/13

 

Mattie and Jeni Stepanek’s beloved service dog, and faithful friend and companion — “Micah the Peace Puppy” — passed away suddenly on February 12, 2013.

 

Click here to read Micah’s Peace Puppy

profile on our Board of Directors page

 

Mattie and Jeni received Micah as a 10-week-old puppy in training. He was amazingly smart and passed all of his service exams earlier than expected. Micah was Mattie’s service dog during Mattie’s final years of life. In the 8 1/2 years since Mattie’s passing, Micah has been a constant and loyal friend and service companion for Jeni. He will be remembered for dancing every morning to celebrate each new day, for his gentle spirit of love and loyalty.

 

As word of Micah’s sudden and unexpected passing spread, hundreds of messages began pouring in from around the world — about Micah, and for Jeni. Jeni’s heart and spirit are weighted with grief in this moment, but she is blessed with the love and support of her kin-family, and of so many, many people around the world who have sent memories and messages of condolence.

 

 

Below are some of the

messages and memories pouring in by

e-mail, Twitter, and Facebook.

This is one very loved dog!

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The Step’obbi’comb’aker Family — Thank you, Micah, for so much love. You were truly “one of the Fam’.” Our comfort is believing that you are again with your Daddy. Mattie has waited so many years to put his face in your fur again, and to give you belly rubs, and laugh as you “Get Harry!” You will always be missed. Remind Mattie that in addition to peanut butter, your latest favorites include marshmallows, and “drop-corn and Merlot.” Good boy!

– Mom-mom (Jeni), Sandy,  

Chris, Cynthia, Kaylee (your buddy), Leah,

Jamie-D, Tommy, Collin, Chase,

Hedder, Shelly

  Mema & Papa –

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Mattie J.T. Stepanek Foundation Board of Directors — Our dear Micah joined his beloved Mattie this week–and we are all deeply saddened by the loss of one of the world’s great humanitarian beings!  Micah was a member of Jeni’s family, our Board, and was a friend to all he encountered with his kind eyes and gentle touch. He will forever hold a very special place our hearts. Micah was a silent observer, comforter, and friend who took it all in stride, knowing that the most important things in every life are loyalty, friendship, and the love we give to those around us.  Micah gave all those things to Mattie and Jeni, and to our family on the Board.  We will miss his doe eyes, so human and the essence of “a man’s best friend.” Join us in remembering the service Micah gave so unconditionally and the love and peace he spread to all.

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We Are Family Foundation  – Micah “Peace Puppy” Stepanek… you gave us more than we could have ever asked of you… We love you and miss you… May you be having the most fabulous time with your friend, Mattie. RIP.

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Three Dot Dash Global Teen Leaders    WE LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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Oprah Winfrey   So sorry to hear. But his spirit is now joined with Mattie. I marvel at the cross you’ve had to bare in this life time. Too much for one human being. And yet you have done it. Still here. Still Giving. Still loving. Amazing you are. Truly AMAZING. My Heart is with you, Jeni .

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Rose Barondess  Hi Jeni, I am so heartbroken to hear the sad news about Micah:( He will join Mattie and Peaches in heaven and I’m sure they are smiling down on us. I am crying with you, he was a very special family member. Love, Rose

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Jimmy Carter —   Jeni: You have our prayers and condolence. Love, Jimmy.

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Mary Lou Smith    I love  you, Micah — from your “aml”

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Amr Ashraf  Dearest Mom, I’m so sorry to hear about Micah today, he was amazing, made us laugh and also reminded us of Mattie all the time. We will all miss him, I love you, and I wish I could come and be with you in person, just wanted to let you know that I always pray for you to be happy and in peace, god bless you.

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Randi Gray Kristensen Ah, Jeni. I am so sorry. There are no words. Except that Micah chose a most wonderful family, that grew from you and Mattie to the world and back again, and he had more than enough love for all — and a great sense of humor. He really had a most extraordinary life. Grateful I got to brush him recently; can’t imagine how much you’ll miss him. His spirit lives on in the many whose lives he touched, and with Mattie, and with you.

 

So long, sweet Micah, rest well. And I’m so very sorry, Jeni, and wish you comfort. For all that Micah gave us, you gave him an extraordinary life and family and home. Thank you for sharing him so generously; he will always have a home in our hearts. Onelove, always.Wishing you peace and comfort and much love,

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Ben Quinto    Dear Jeni, I heard that Mica passed on today and wanted to share my love and empathy. What a sweet, gentle and caring soul; I am so glad to have known and loved him! I will continue to. Wishing you peace in these times.. Love always, your friend,

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Chris Cuomo   Oh, no! You are too often forced to have perspective on loss. But you are right about his life ending as best it could, and his reunion with a ball-throwing “Little Man”

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Chris Lewis   Jeni, I am so sad to hear of Micah’s passing. He was such a wonderful friend to you. Going so suddenly doesn’t allow time for closure, but I can just imagine the dancing going on now that Micah and Mattie are together again. They both know how much you love Micah. Tia and I are off to Mass for ashes, and we wil say extra prayers for you and Micah. Love from us all.

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Diane, Sal, Laura, & Annie Tresca   RIP Micah ‘the peace puppy.’ We love you, Mama Peace.

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Christopher Cross   I’m so so sorry and sad. Micah was such a special friend to all of us. One of God’s very special creatures. I can’t imagine how hard this is for you. You have had to deal with more loss than anyone should have to bear.

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Jack Diamond    Jeni, I am so sad to hear that Micah passed. What a great family member, friend and ambassador for all that you and Mattie stand for. Love and warm thoughts for you, Micah and Mattie

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Jessica Markowitz   Sending you lots of love

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Ron & Helen Hemelgarn and Family   I had just said to Rhonda a few days ago that Micah’s birthday was coming up. This is so very sad. He leaves you, but he joined Mattie. XO.

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Rebecca Murray    Hi Jeni. I just saw a note about Micah. What joy four paws and fur add to our lives. Keeping you in my thoughts. -XO

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Marc Birnbach   All my love and admiration to Dr Jeni Stepanek whose goodness, inner beauty, and sharing for the sale of sharing outweighs her biggest challenges, outshines her darkest moments, and inspires a world that needs her more than could ever imagine. Mama Peace. We love you dearly and we are your rock tonight because you have been voice for both love and light.

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Paul Boschi    Jeni-I am so broken hearted about dutiful Micah’s passing. Although I know us Catholics (lapsed as I am) aren’t supposed to believe there’s an afterlife for our animal friends, I disagree. I’m sure St Francis himself walked Micah in the front door. I’m so happy you got that portrait taken together. I’m really looking forward to seeing you at Summit and TedxTeen. WIth peace and love-Paul

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Mousa Mousawy   For me as well ill never forget how lovely Micah was in every sense of the word, me and him spent a good deal of time together. I wish you peace love and strength.

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Jo Beth Stoddard  There are really no words to say. You, as well as all those who got to meet the wonderful Micah, know he was the most loyal, caring, and compassionate best friend. So blessed to have been able to take him in for those few months. I know you missed him during that time greatly- but he was a great younger brother to me :) He will be greatly missed. Love you so much Jeni.

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Paula Beckman    OH Jeni… I’m so, so sorry about Micah. I will miss him — has been at your side for so long…

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Debby Tyndall  I am so sorry to hear of Micah’s passing. His journey in life was truly amazing. He gave you and Mattie all his love and devotion. He will have a high standing beside God. I believe he is with your beautiful “Angels” who are running and laughing and playing together. Our prayers are with you at this time. I realize that we don’t know each other, except through Fb, however, since I saw Mattie on Oprah, he just took my heart with his. His wisdom was beyond his age and I always listened when he spoke his wise words. From him, I learned to really listen to children and give them all the encouragement I can. He touched many lives and you also touch many lives. God doesn’t make mistakes when he sets his plan in motion. Your family was one of his main plans. He knew your family was going to change lives. If I were given the chance to meet anyone in the world I would choose you. Your a loving mom and a wonderful teacher. Thank you for being you and having the most wonderous children and dog. God bless you and be with you through this time. Debby Tyndall

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Lauren Saraisky Lewis  Jeni – I want to send you all the strength and love in the world to get through another huge loss. Intellectually I know how important Micah was to you, and emotionally I can feel it for sure, but I think none of us truly knows how deeply you are feeling this loss of the beloved Micah, your constant companion for so long. And as he was Mattie’s dog first, it must be raking up so many feelings that were dormant. Since you are the strongest woman I know, I am certain you will get through this like you’ve gotten through allthe enormous challenges in your life. Be as gentle with yourself as you are with everyone else. If I can do anything to ease it in any way please, please let me know. We need you and love you. Strength and love.

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Johanna Bennett  Jeni, I am so sorry …I’m sitting next to Sooze and she just told me about Micah. Please let us know if there is anything we can do. I was just thinking at the Gala what an extraordinary dog he was.

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Sam Amend  Hi jeni! I just saw about Micah. I’m so sorry. If there is anything you need please let me know

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Kristee Ocheltree   God bless you. I am so very sorry. Hugs.

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Teresa Ann Crisman  Putting all the stuff aside today the fire service lost a true friend. Several long years ago we all met a very special little furry friend called Micah Dog. He was a great companion to Mattie and Ms. Jeni. He was a kind and gentle dog that always wanted to shake your hand or if you were Bubba Bert he wanted to growl at. He had friends far and wide and knew how to spell Y – O – N – K – E- R- S with the best of us. I will miss you my furry little friend Micah Dog, you and Mattie J have a lot of playing to catch up on. Watch over us my friend. We will miss you but you will forever be in my and our hearts.

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Kevin Reilly   Jeni, Very Saddened to hear of the passing of Micah. A true friend, companion and helper. As so many others have said, he is with Mattie now to play again. And I can’t think of any other dog would would’ve gotten an invitation to our wedding :) !  Most Handsome. I am sure you are hurting, but as everyone has said, someone very special has been waiting patiently for his friend.

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Judy Marlow   My dear friend, I am really sorry to read of Micah’s passing. May our heart songs and Micah’s help this new missing piece of your heart to heal, and give you energy to face each new day. So much love going to and through you.

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Jeanne Volk  Oh, Micah, we will miss you so. You now rest in the arms of God and are again by Mattie’s side. So sorry, Jeni.

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Sharmila Tredger  Dear Jeni Stepanek , I hear about Micah’s passing this morning. My heartfelt condolences to you and the WAFF family. ♥

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 Shelly Eckel Hingsbergen awwwwwwwww sorry to hear about Micah he is now being hugged by Mattie and his siblings.

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Amy Davis Jones So sorry for your loss Jeni

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Shelly Heesacker & Wendy Vannoy    We are so sorry to hear about Micah. Sending our thoughts, prayers, and hugs.

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Bruce Cunningham    Oh no…not Micah. He was a noble dog, and did good work here on earth. My sympathies, Jeni.

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Cath Alberts   My heart breaks at this news, yet my Soul lifts as think of Micah & Mattie, & his siblings with whole bodies frolicking in a green meadow. So sorry Jeni.

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Agnes Carr – Micah — I love you. You were the best “boyfriend” I ever had. And Jeni — I am heartbroken, but sincerely and to the upmost thank you for letting me in on his life, and yours. At Mass I always pray for God’s blessing on a few special people. One team was you and Micah. I don’t see that I can change that — his spirit and nature will always be with us.

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Carol Anderson I was so sad to hear of this enormous loss tonight at the dinner and show. He was much beloved by all but I know , for you, this is truly bittersweet. Mattie is hugging him tonight.

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Jane Jones So sorry to hear Jeni. May you feel comfort in knowing that he is with Mattie now.

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Sylver Logan Sharp Jeni I’m sooo sorry for your loss. You know I’m a dog mother so I truly feel ur pain. You are so amazing and I’m so blessed to know you and been touched by Mattie! Micah and my Foster, Rose’s Peaches, Nile’s Dudley are hangin’! Stay blessed and hope to see u soon!!!

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Michael Mangone and John Strommer   We are so so sorry about dear Micah. Know that these are not polite words, but are so try sincere from the very deeptes part of our herats to the very deepest part of yours With our love, always,

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Leandra Naudé I am so sorry Jeni! He was an amazingly special dog.

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Deborah Bedor So deeply sorry for your profound loss, Jeni. I hear that Micah was an extraordinary gift to all who knew him.

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Brena Gibson   I have a wonderful memory of Micah dancing around the circle of women singing Praise music at our GPC women’s retreat several years ago. Now he can dance while the real angels sing!

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Rosie Dannaway Watson Oh Jeni…I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your companion and friend. Micah has a special place in heaven and it is in a tight circle of your children. Mattie, especially, is happy to have him by his side again, and together you all will be someday. What a joyous reunion that will be. Stay strong my friend.

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Barb Clark Jeni, I’m so sorry. He will be missed.

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Randy Sisulak    Jeni, So sorry to hear about Micah.  It always seemed like Micah was an extension of Mattie’s life. What a great companion and true friend to everyone that knew him.  He will be missed for sure. I’m guessing his ‘dancing around’ will continue now with his little buddy!

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Amy Coleman i remember when you and mattie got micah and how excited you all were to welcome him to the family. so sad that he’s gone – so happy he’s back with mattie – and also, that he stayed here with you to keep you company for a while. rip michah. love and comfort to you jeni. xoxo
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Carol Rain Oh me too – I am so very sorry – Mattie loved seeing him I bet – I can just picture that so we can be happy for Mattie – I am sad for you – what a beautiful dog!! One more time, Jeni, you have to be strong! Love and prayers to you…

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Bert Mentrassi, JJ Jackson, Doc, Big Al, Geno, Jimmy, and the rest of “Mattie’s Boys” (IAFF Yonkers, Greenburgh, & Mississauga Firefighters)   

We are so sorry. At a loss for words. We have known Mattie since he was 5, and Micah since he was a few months old. The word is spreading and us guys are upset. We will toast to Mattie, to Micah, and to you this evening.

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Barb Clearly    Just saw the post on Micah….a sad sad day for you.  I remember when I visited you and he coerced me into feeding him…against the rules….what a sweet face when he got called out and what a loving boy to you and Mattie over the years.  My heart is broken for you….tears in Duxbury today…however just had a vision of Mattie when he saw Micah cross over….the beam of light from his smile is dazzling…..

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Walter Smith So sorry, Jeni.
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Patty Whyte   Jeni, Stephy and I are so sad to hear about Micah an out hearts go out to you  we recently lost one of our dogs after 13 years and it is a heartbreak sorrow.  We wish you much love.

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Jeanne Meyers you are in my thoughts and prayers.
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Jessica Markowitz   Sending you lots of love
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Jayne Doniger Sorry to hear this. Such a sweet companion.
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Joanne Kocourek   Micah was a constant companion, loyal and loving friend. The joy our dogs give us is beyond words, as is the pain we feel when they leave us. So sorry you’ve lost your treasured companion. We love our dogs because they are somehow like ourselves, only with more innocence and trust. I know how much Micah meant to all of you and how hard this must be for your family now. This message of sympathy comes with a wish that cherished memories of Micah will bring you comfort.

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Dorie Holleran Kelly    Oh, Jen. I picture that troup of yours running with the winds of heaven, giggling in joy, confident in the knowledge that in God’s time you will run with them too. Holding your hand in my thoughts. I know the joy of loving a dog and the pain of loosing one, it’s awful.
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Stephanie Floyd Matas   Jeni – I am sooo sad to hear of the loss of Micah! What a sweet puppy he was. Sarah and I are sitting here crying as we read the news. She will miss brushing his beautiful coat on your visits to the beach in the summer. :( What a sweet, sweet soul he was just like you and Mattie! We love you and we are saying a prayer of peace for you today! RIP Micah you will be missed greatly!

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Donna Riccobono   I just heard. We all love you.

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Beatrice Green As many others have said: I’m certain Micah and Mattie are happy to be back together, but my heart breaks for you in yet another loss. RIP Micah
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Dena Mueller I’m sorry so sad prayers to you
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Jo Tummers I’m sorry for your loss, I can honestly say how it feels because I lost my dog about 6 months ago. I’m sure Micah and Mattie are together again.
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Hunt Decker Jenny, I am so sorry about Micah. I still remember our time together on the ‘Heart’ set in the studio and at the Telethons. Remember what Dog spelled backwards is. He’s with Mattie and they are both running in Heaven. Hugs from across the ocean. uNcLe hUnT
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Dyan Moore Oh no…I am so sorry to hear of your loss…Micah was a sweet companion for you both. I feel blessed to have met you and Micah. Now he and Mattie are back together…my prayers are with you. May your love continue to be your strength. ((HUGS))
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Marilyn W Q Potter I feel so very sad that Micah has passed . . . he is with Mattie and your sweet babies – all looking out for you Love – Blessings and Peace Jeni
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Anna Safranova    Micah will always be remembered as a great dog and true friend! Very sorry for your loss…Still can’t believe that it happened! Micah will be missed by the whole Family.

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Lisa Burns So sorry for your loss….Micah and Mattie are reunited. I truly believe that all dogs go to Heaven because they give us so much joy and friendship here on earth.
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Karen Dawson So sorry about Micah. He was such a wonderful dog
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Diane Wheeler Tresca Oh my afternoon peanut butter snacking, snuggling friend is sadly missed. Love you Micah . Bark on
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Robyn Geller    So sorry Jeni. I remember how Micah would sit by you.. no coming to sit by me.. no back to you.. now over to me.. during our interviews. Such a sweet dog. No doubt getting lots of hugs from Mattie.

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Sharon Bast Pyle So sorry about Micah…What a great friend he’s been to you. Sleep well puppy. You were a credit to your service!

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Megan Ritchey So sorry to hear that. Micah was a wonderful friend to both you and Mattie.

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Diana Atieno Onyoni   Sending a big hug your way Jeni!  We will always remember Micah, always.

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Kathleen Maurer Shelby It is comforting to know there is someone on the other side who loved Micah as much as you did on this side. I am sure Mattie found Micah the moment he closed his eyes to this life. Regardless, I know it hurts. Hang tough friend.

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Michel Mott Pothier Jeni, You are in my prayers today! I am so sorry for your loss! xxxx

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Kellie Reilly Oh Jeni, I am so sorry.

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Dorie Holloran Kelly Oh Jen…..

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David Smith My boy :O(

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Donna Sacks Gutknecht So sorry for the loss of your special friend… Praying for you…

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Yerma Jones Oh no! Jeni, I’m so sorry!

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Joe Tutt Sorry to hear of your loss Jeni. I guess it is his time to run and play with Mattie…

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Matthew Conner I’m very sorry to hear that.

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Melissa Johnson you are in my prayers Jeni Stepanek but he is with his best friend Mattie now

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Kim Latham I want a “dislike” button…So sorry to hear about Micah, the precious Pup he was!

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Timothy D. Bellavia I agree Kim Latham.

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Carson Alexander Micah is so happy see Mattie right now

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Angie Gies   I am so sorry for your loss!  Micah was a true blessing that will be missed tremendously.  You did a great job with his tribute page, amazing how you all have reached around the world and it is reaching back!

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Carolyn Poling  Jeni, seeing everyone’s posts about Micah. I’m so sorry for your loss. Our dogs are our family so I know how hard this is for you. Bailey dog sends her kisses to you, too. Micah is surely hearing, “we’ll done good & faithful servant. Thank you for showing them what love truly means.”

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Dylan Mahalingham

We all love you and miss you, Micah. I remember the good times we used to have. You were an amazing friend, and you were just as much a Peacemaker as Mattie was. Now it’s time for you to join him. Say hello for me. Goodbye, Micah. Jeni Stepanek

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Chris Barthold   Jeni, I am so sorry to hear about Micah. He was such a faithful friend and the perfect compliment to your family. I am sure that he and Mattie are so happy to see each other again. The copy box and his participation in the Community Connections meetings are very fond memories for me. Prayers to you!

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Sonya Dee Sullivan    Jeni, I’m heartbroken for your loss. I can’t even imagine what a difficult time this is for you right now. Please know that I love you, I’m thinking of you and wishing you strength. Always, from one of your first kids :-)

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Kathy Woodrum Oh no!! Jeni I am so sorry but am positive that he now with Mattie. Hang in there!! What a great helper he was!!!

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Jessica Leigh Burns So sorry, Jeni.

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Bridget Hart Shea   So very sorry  
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Ellen Ada I’m so sorry to hear about Micah Jeni. Mike and I send our sympathies and love. He was such an incredible dog. Just think of the reunion that is going on right now with he and Mattie. I can see them running and playing.

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Samantha Rios I’m so sorry to hear this, RIP sweet boy, thank you for all you did, have fun up in Heaven with your friends<3

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Samantha Rios 
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Barbara Huggins Dressel We are so sorry for your loss. St. Francis and Mattie have welcomed Micah.

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Shelly Eckel Hingsbergen I can see them both on a pier lookinig at the water

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Lynn Cobourn My heart is breaking for you…. Mattie and Micah are together now to run free for eternity!

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Devin O’Hanlon Awwwww!!!

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Nicole Johnson   Sending a big hug your way. Those of us who had the honor of knowing how special Micah was mourn with you. I imagine there was quite a reunion in heaven with Mattie and Micah-and all of those who knew them as an inseparable pair.

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Mandy Dershem Salensky This news brings tears. I am so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you.

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Gloria Gammel Christie Had to say goodbye to our old beagle today so I feel your loss. Had Micah been ill? He was an awesome dog, companion and friend. Tears, and a smile for having known him. Sending love.

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Dorothy Dimick So very sorry to hear this terribly sad news. But Mattie has his forever friend by his side again. Running and playing in all their glorious freedom and peace. My heart, prayers and thoughts are gently with you.

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Lorraine Dusseau Ohhh. SO sorry. Such a wonderful animal-Awesome….. Sorry for your loss.

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Cheryl Marie Young Harry so sorry, Jeni Stepanek

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Brigitte Wallace I am so sorry to hear that! Mattie has his dog with him now! they are running through the fields of heaven!

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Kristee Ocheltree I am so very sorry for your loss! please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I bet Mattie and Micah are so happy to be together again, but I am sorry that you have lost such a wonderful friend and family member. Hugs to you!!!

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Naomi Leora Aww sorry to hear this! Loved seeing pictures of him. I bet he’s happy with Mattie ! Hug!

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Kaylee Dobbins   I love you, Micah. Thank you for taking care of me for “50 cents and hour.”

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Dana Muffoletto Gerstle We are thinking of you!! Feel all of the healing love being sent to you !!

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Peggy Stypula Ahhh Micah, who brought so much love and peace to so many. Mattie is waiting with open arms…. Thinking about you Jeni!

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Heidie Jersey Gay So, so sad.

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Susan Wyatt Micah is home with his daddy…..

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Laura Forbes Jeni I am so sorry to hear about Micah. I am sorry about your loss. Micah is with Angel Mattie.

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Phil Ivory   So sorry to hear about Micah. He was a great soul. I’ll always remember hanging out with him and you after the Telethon

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Barb North Sad, sad news! Caring thoughts & prayers for you, Jeni.

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Elodia Tate So sorry Jeni. What a sweetie he was. Sending you love and prayers.

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Kathy Evans So sorry to hear!

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Robert Galinsky beloved…

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Nanci Sumner Jeni, I’m so sorry to hear about Micah. He was a very special dog. I hope that knowing he’s with Mattie now will be a comfort to you.

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Mariam Sargsyan Micah :( I’m heartbroken. Sending you a huge hug and infinite love, my dear Jeni!

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Peshwas Farik Saadon   Hi Jeni, I hate trying to send condolences to people who have lost someone close to them, because everything feels so unworthy. That is especially true when it comes to you. I can’t think of anything to say that would adequately express my love and admiration for you. I just wanted to check in to say that my thoughts are with you, and that no matter what you’ll always have a proud global son across the ocean. Much love.

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Jodi Bauers   Oh Jeni….I am so sorry to read about Micah. He was one special dog who in many ways took the love that his boy, Mattie and you gave him and shared it with so many others. Thank you for sharing Micah and his gifts with so many. I hope you can feel the love and prayers of many from near and far….

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Kim Leigh Sykes  Jeni Stepanek from one Mama to another… I know there is nothing any of us can say that will change the sad passing of Micah. We only seek to be of comfort. To give our love is the best we can ever offer of ourselves. Micah was loved, truly and wholeheartedly loved. I hope that warms your heart at this difficult time. See you soon!

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Jane Stack   :( Hugs to you my dear friend

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Donna Hrozencik  Oh, Jeni, Jeni… My heart is broken. :(   I am writing this through tears.. I am so, so, sorry to hear this. Yes, Micah was amazing. I will pray for both of you.  Please let me know what I can do for you…

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Sayid Abdullaev   Mom Jeni, Micah is with his

Brother Mattie now! Sending a huge hug your way …

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Zuhal Sultan   I’m so sorry for your loss… for our loss, Jeni. I’m truly heartbroken. He was a wonderful, caring loving friend, and will always be in our hearts xx

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Bruce Donald Alberts   So sorry Jeni you have suffered unbelievable loss in your life far beyond what I can even imagine. May God’s tender spirit comfort and sustain you at this time is my prayer.

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Riley Wilkinson    Anyone who has crossed your path, even for one moment, has been jolted by the energy of you, your children, and of Micah. How lucky we are.

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Elicia Ewing Anderson so sorry for your loss Jeni…he gave you and Mattie his everything…the boys are together again so let peace be in your heart…hugs

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Laura Becker Gultekin   Jeni, I’m so sorry for your loss! Micah had such a special place in my heart–I remember the pure happiness he brought to Mattie, and what a truly amazing dog he was. Sending big hugs your way!

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Sejal Hathi   Jeni, I love you so much, and my heart goes out to yours for Micah today. I wish I could have given him one more hug– I’m so sorry. Micah was a powerful role model for so many of us, as his quiet kindness, humble serenity, constant love beautifully embodied our vision for peace. Now, your love- our love- will be his immortality. Bless Micah’s soul. Sending you lots of hugs, radiant thoughts, and love…

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Andy Gordon   Jeni, I’m so sorry. I loved Micah. He was an truly incredible animal and I couldn’t wait to see him every time I visited…and you thought it was the foundation :) I know I spoiled him rotten, but he did love the treats. Big hugs.

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Pam Soorenko   Very sorry to hear about Micah.

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Katrina Lynn-Jirik Snyder   RIP Dear friend, confidant and caregiver. Let the sky now give back to you the joys, laughter, peace and love you gave to Mattie and Jeni for years. Your undying support will never be forgotten.

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Janet White   Ohhh Jeni, I am just so sorry! I have dreaded this day and I never even met Micah. I am so glad that you had him all this time but I am terribly sad that he couldn’t stay with you forever. I can only imagine how happy Mattie is tonight to be with his friend again. I am sending a great deal of love your way.

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Chris Heffner   o sorry to hear of your loss…remember the joy that Micah brought to both you and Mattie! Someday to be reunited!!

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Alaina Podmorrow   Micah,   I will always remember the first day I met you. You sat politely beside Jeni with a big smile on your face. Instantly, we were connected. I had no idea the relationship that would blossom between us, and I am so blessed that it did. You became my friend, my companion, my playmate, my brother, my champion, and my sidekick. You were put on this planet for a reason; you helped make Mattie’s “Peace is possible,” attitude spread widely, whether you were at his side when he needed your help or just being a pal. After Mattie passed on, your job continued in Mama Peace’s journey. You were her loyal, compassionate kindred-spirit. You became family to all those lives you touched. You were and always be an angel.

As I sit hear and reminisce the 2012 Just Peace Summit, I can’t help but think of how lucky I was to be so greatly apart of your life, even for just one week. You and I sure got into some shenanigans! Memories were made that I will never forget. No matter what we were doing, like going for our “special” morning stroll, experiencing the Summit side by side, playing around with Chaz, or just being alone in the early, quiet hours and getting our cuddles in for the day, I was so happy to be with you.

This evening, I heard you were reunited with Mattie. I was hit with a hurricane of emotions but, all I could do was sob. The hardest part of any friendship is when it’s time to say goodbye. Micah, you played such an important role in our lives. Was it not for your endless dedication, we may not be where we are today. I will miss you more than words can describe. I promise you, every single person in Jeni’s life will take on your duty and loyalty and help create peace, just as you did. Now I shall remember the importance of playing after every storm.

 I love you, Micah. ♥

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Katherine Sears    The world has truly lost one if it’s purest creatures. Micah was an incredible service dog but he was not just that. He was the sweetest, sturdiest companion to ever live. After losing Mattie, Micah was there for Jeni, and together they pulled through every storm and played afterward. Micah can now be with his best friend again up in heaven. Jeni Stepanek, I know Mattie and him will look over you from now until forever. What a magnificent pair of guardian angels :) Love you Mattie, love you Micah, and love love love you Jeni. Please know my thought and prayers are with you.

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Jann Carl, David Sears, Katherine & Mathew Sears    Oh, Jeni, I am so sorry. My heart is heavy. Whenever we got to see you adn Micah it brought us so much joy… seeing the connection and strong bond between you two.Micah was also a connection to Mattie. We send our love and hope you can feel our arms wrapped around you. xx00 (“Get Harry!” for Mathew, and now Mattie again).

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Patti Callaway   I remember when Mattie first had ‘baby’ Micah on the Larry King show. Micah was on top of the desk/table and Mattie was SO happy to be showing him to all of us. I fell in love with Micah right there and then! Mattie, Jeni and Micah…all Heaven sent and loved by the WORLD.

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Nancy Phetterplace   Oh, I am so sorry to hear of Micah’s passing. RIP Micah. Jeni, Micah was so lucky to have been blessed with your family! You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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Alex Pommier   Dear Jeni- Sending you lots of love during this difficult time. Micah is the most incredible dog I have ever met and we are so lucky to have had him in our •••- family. I’m sure Mattie and Micah are having a great time reuniting. See you soon, Mama Peace!

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Jennifer Smith-Serocki   Thinking of you and Micah. Remember to play after every storm, I’m sure Micah and Mattie are. Xo

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Sayid Abdullaev    was blessed to meet “Micah the Peace Puppy” in 2008 at the Global Just Peace Summit and instantly fell in love with my new special friend who was able to harness the good will, true friendship, and positive energy!!! Thank you Micah for your gift to this world, and as you move to the next world, we are all celebrating your legacy full of service and love.

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Susan Deckers Giuletti   Jeni, my heart aches for your loss. Micah brought peace to so many. Such a special puppy, a true loss. May you find peace in knowing that he’s playing with Mattie.

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Danielle Lewis   Jeni, I am so sorry to hear about Micah. Please know that you are in my thoughts ♥.

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Kimberly Fenton-Zeira I couldn’t agree more… Thinking of you at this difficult time.

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Jamie Podmorrow   Jeni, our hearts are heavy with the news of Micah’s passing. He held a very special place in my heart. I will never forget his eyes that rarely left your face. He loved you so much!

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David Saddington  Saddened to hear you news. Micah was such a lovely dog and a dedicated companion who will always be in our hearts and I’m sure Micah is with Mattie now. Sending you all my love …_

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Yara Al Wazir   Jeni, I remember coming to the summit and being absolutely terrified of dogs. Micah helped me get over my fear. I’m really sorry for your loss.

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Angela Whitaker   I am so very sorry to hear of Michah’s passing. I send you hugs, peace, and love. God Bless You Jeni.

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Pattie Jones   I am so sorry to hear about Micah’s passing, sending love and peace from my heart.

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Lori Wheeler Lind    So sorry to here about Micah. He was an amazing dog! If there is a doggie park in heaven he will find a friend in Cody.

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Ellen Ada    Micah will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.  He was the service dog for Mattie and Jeni Stepanek. ♥  RIP Micah.

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Robert Spencer ellen please pass my condolences

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Susan Zinck so sad.

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Rebecca Murray   Hi Jeni. I just saw a note about Micah. What joy four paws and fur add to our lives. Keeping you in my thoughts. –XO

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Macallan Durkin   Dear Jeni, I’m sending you a huge huge hug, I’m so so sorry about Micah, he was such a good dog. Always made the pictures and memories complete. We all love you! And we’re thinking of him and you ♥

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Kim Fenton    I just wanted to tell you that my thoughts are with you today and always. I know that after all that you have been through, the loss of MIcah is so sad and difficult. He will always be a wonderful dog to you and Mattie and the love he joy he brought you will always cherish. I remember when Mattie first introduced me to Micah – in the lobby of CNMC, and I remember the sheer joy that Micah brought him. We lost our dog last fall and the sudden quiet and the loss of cuddle time has been the most difficult. Our vet told us that animals our chapters in our lives. They enrich, entertain and captivate us, and often end sooner than we’d like. Although it has been really hard to move on, our family will soon move onto the next chapter in our animal book and we are anxiously awaiting the birth of our puppy who will be a golden retriever/poodle mix. I hope that one day you will be able to move onto the next chapter. Keep up all of your wonderful work. Thinking of you Mattie and Micah.

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Alec Bretton   Jeni, I’m overwhelmingly sad to hear about your great loss. You are one of the strongest people I know, and watching the relationship and love between you and Micah always seemed to be the epitome to me of the truly great bond that can exist between those who love each other. I’m so happy to have met Micah, and he won’t soon be forgotten.

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Jess Teutonico   Sending you sooo much love. You are sooo loved.

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Nisha Batra   Jeni, my thoughts are with you on the loss of Micah, I hope that Micah and Mattie are having a wonderful time reconnecting…love and peace

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Karen Smith  We missed you tonight, but I was shocked to hear about Micah.  I can’t imagine what a loss this is for you.  Know that you are in my prayers at this difficult time.

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Robert Galinsky   about m-dog… so sorry for your loss. call email text skype anything you need love you

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Libby Moore  Dear Jeni, I am so very sorry to hear this news.  Happy for the spirit of Mattie… sad for you.  The death of a dog leaves its own unique emptiness… Eventually filled by its own spirit.  Micah was an Angel sent to you both. Sending you love and a big warm hug this morning.  Love, Libby

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Rose Procopio Barondess   RIP Micah, he has gone to meet Peaches and Mattie Stepanek in heaven. He was a very special dog the I met when Jeni and Mattie 1st got him and brought him over to my house in 2001. He will be missed by so so many… — with Nancy Hunt and Jeni Stepanek.

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Slater Jewell-Kemker   Dear Jeni, sending you so much love and light, I can’t believe the news about Micah… “a thing of beauty is a joy forever, it’s loveliness increases, it shall never pass into nothingness” (Keats)

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Selin Jessa   Mama Peace, Sending warm hugs and the deepest love I know your way. You and beloved Micah have given this world so much more than we can possibly articulate. We are all here to support you as you have supported us. Wishing you peace, tonight and always.

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Lynn Brown   Dear Jeni, Sandy just shared your sad news about Micah. My heart goes out to you Jeni. I am praying for you and for peace that runs deep.

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Peg Kolm    Jeni, Micah has earned his highway to God, but your heart, your wonderful and good heart, must be broken.  I will stay with you in spirit this day…and in the days to come.

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Raymond Arroyo —  Oh Jeni. My heart is broken for you and my prayers are with you tonight. I am so sorry. Mattie has Micah again and I know they are both dancing tonight. Blessings.

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Mike Blishak    Hi Jeni – I’m so sorry to learn of Micah’s passing. You’re right, he is with Mattie. I have such fun memories of Micah, among them –”walking” him at the Beverly Hilton, getting him to sit on Larry King’s desk at CNN in LA, and seeing his disbelief as you rode that makeshift “lift” (a forklift with plywood to be exact) at the Ride For Life festivities in Reading!  And, I’ll always remember the story you relayed about Micah reacting to Mattie’s passing. Very touching.   Micah the wonder dog — and our first National Ambassa-dog!  Again, I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending big hugs your way!  Much love,

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Ayna Agarwal   To the one dog who I called my own, RIP Micah. You were my number one friend and touchstone at Three Dot Dash. No other dog comes near to your embodiment of humble love and peace. You were my heartsong. I’ll miss you the most.

 

Jeni Stepanek, remember how I approached first approached Micah, then mustered the courage to say ‘hi’ to you? Big hugs, cuddles, and belly rubs to the dog who enabled our friendship to come to life.

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Katie’s Krops    My heart goes out to you, I’m sending lots of love and prayers your way! Stay strong ♥ All the GTLs and I are here for you!

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Don Retzlaff   You have said it all,  he was as good a friend as you will ever have.  As with everything as time passes the hurt softens and the good memories take over.  I  am a dog person and  I truly  did love him too.  He was very very special.  I  have thought many times that his passing away will cause deep sorrow in his owner and yup that is exactly what is happening,  can’t be helped Gentle Roller,  he was a part of you,  a major part. Micah was good for you, he was the salve that eased the awful hurt you had when Mattie left.   Not everybody had the opportunity to have such a very special dog like Micah for a faithful friend.  He was yours and yours alone after Mattie left which was always evident by the way Micah would always look to you for approval.  That always said a lot to me.  Hugs for you,  love from Lorraine and me,  don

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Ann Schmidt    Jeni,  Praying constantly for you!  My heart is heavy; I can only imagine how yours is.  I’m hoping for God’s peace to be with you. Love,  Ann

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Italo Ribeiro    I’ve got a strong and warm hug and two free shoulders for you to lean on. You can always count on me, mother.

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Emily-Anne Rigal  RIP Jeni Stepanek’s beautiful doggie ♥  You are so loved, Jeni!

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Marc Birnbach   All my love and admiration to Dr Jeni Stepanek whose goodness, inner beauty, and sharing for the sale of sharing outweighs her biggest challenges, outshines her darkest moments, and inspires a world that needs her more than could ever imagine. Mama Peace. We love you dearly and we are your rock tonight because you have been voice for both love and light.

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Junie LaFosse I love her son so much, I bought all his book for my daughter. I really admire the work she’s doing to keep Mattie legacy alive. Thanks Marc.

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Cathy Whitehead I bought all of my grandchildren each a copy of Heartsongs, by Mattie, and my adult children each a copy of Jenis book. They are both my heroes and their books are treasures of mine.

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Pastor Ted Wright   

My heart sank last night when I learned of Micah’s death.  What a faithful helper, and dare we say soul-mate?  He had a place by your side, a place in Christ’s church, and a place in our affection that cannot be filled. Thinking of you… not for Valentine’s Day.  It is, more appropriately, Ash Wednesday.  Mortality and grace. Though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed every day.  2 Corinthians 4:16. – Love and prayers,

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Terry Carter Lloyd   Jeni, so sorry for your loss and many of us who loved Micah. What a true, dedicated service dog and friend. Micah offered unconditional love to you, Mattie J. and everyone who came in contact with him. He has crossed over the Rainbow Bridge and is now happily among his eternal friends and Our Lord. We will surely miss Micah but are grateful to have had Micah in our lives.

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Lauren Lewis  — Such a beautiful team…

So many wonderful memories with Jeni Stepanek and Micah.

Here is the 2010 Just Peace Summit,

with Donna Saraisky Fedus and

me pregnant with Rachel “The Deuce” Lewis.

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Carolyn Cohen Enjoyed reading about him.

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Manal Waddah MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE

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Linda Pendleton Oh, no. So sorry, Jeni. He was a beautiful dog with a loving soul.

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Patricia Mora OH, my gosh. I am so sorry to hear this.

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Jennifer Kelly My thoughts and prayers are with you at another difficult time in your life. Micah is with Mattie again.

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Mahmoud Jabari   I have known Micah since 2008, he is an amazing, friendly, sweet, and nice dog. You feel in love with him from the first time you meet, he was the dog of a great peacemaker; Mattie Stepanek. I have always enjoyed being with Micah, he kept Mattie’s spirit up. Micah was a star, just like Mattie was. Micah passed away yesterday at 05:00PM. I will miss you Micah, we have memories together. Jeni Stepanek ♥

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Stecy Matotina Msinga RIP MICAH WE LOVE YOU BUT GOD LOVE YOU MORE! So sad my condolences to mama peace!

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Ethan Edholm I’m sorry for your loss my friend

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Jane Pedler Micah and Mattie are playing together now. Jeni, so sorry for your loss.

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Laura J Bauer Micah crossed the Rainbow Bridge and is running and playing with Mattie and all of his friends in heaven!!!

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Carol Rain What a nice picture above – it brings tears to my eyes – do you have another dog now Jeni?

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Ann DeMarle So sorry Mahmoud! There is no more uncomplicated love than that of a dog.

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Jenn Lynn Together with Mattie again.

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Brad Bickley So sorry, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

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Sue Williams Wright I am o sorry, Jeni.

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Jennifer Sullivan I am sorry for your loss

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Kimberly Fenton-Zeira Jeni, I am so very sorry… thinking of you.

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Joyce Goodman What a sweet looking doggie… I know what it feels like to love a dog and lose a dog….They are great friends!

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Stephen Roddy My thoughts are with you, Jeni. Micah was onstage with us at Carnegie Hall, I believe.

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Heather Hynds I’m so sorry, Jeni. Micah was a sweetheart.

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Lulu Cerone   On Feb.12th, my friend Dr Jeni Stepanek, lost her beautiful service dog, Micah. Jeni’s son, Mattie, named Micah after a prophet who spoke of “a just peace”. Mattie was a child poet and peacemaker for his short life. Jeni and Micah carried on his message and inspire a generation of Peace Makers. Visit her site and send your love.

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Melissa Johnson oh my gosh Jeni im so sorry! But he is with Mattie now all these comments brought tears to my eyes!!! you have a WONDERFUL support system though.Dont hesitate to use it

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Matthew Conner I’m very sorry to hear that.

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Stacey Leigh MacKinnon   For those of you from Good and Evil class who remember our delight at seeing Micah during our Skype session with Jeni Stepanek. Sad day.

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Jeanne Volk Oh, Micah, we will miss you so. You now rest in the arms of God and are again by Mattiie’s side. So sorry, Jeni.

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Teresa Crisman   He was a great dog.

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Nurul Naisin I’m so sorry to hear that, Jeni.

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Melanie Carlson Hall Awe. Sorry to hear.

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Elaine Stevens So Sorry! The children in Carlstadt really enjoyed when Micah visited their school.

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Kay Travis I will always remember Micah at a women’s retreat a number of years ago. Always so calm and businesslike, during a lull in the meeting he went to the center and chased his tail. Wonderful! A REAL dog, as well as faithful companion. We are sorry to learn of his passing.

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Kris McKnight Stephens I’m so sorry for the loss of your good friend, Micah, Jeni. But I imagine your loss is now Mattie’s gain-they’re together again

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Jed Selkowitz   Jeni,  I was very sorry to hear of the passing of Micah and hope the outpouring of love from all those who know you and Micah offers some level of comfort. As a long-time dog owner, I know how much they can become like family and Micah was so much more than that in her devotion and service.  I re-read “Climbing to Heaven” this morning, as it made me feel better about Micah and Mattie being reconnected in heaven. With sincere condolences,

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Sara-Elizabeth Clark  My heart is heavy today since I was just relayed some depressing news: Our beloved dog, mascot and friend of the We Are Family Foundation just passed away today. Micah was one of the best dogs out there, loved by everyone.

 

When I was sick and scared to be by myself in the big city when I was a new GTL, Micah was there to keep me safe. I’d never been without family for so long and recovering from the flu at this time made me feel absolutely vulnerable. But Micah was there.

And I stuck by his side throughout basically the entire event. If you look, most of the pictures of me you’ll find will be on the floor with him! We affectionately called it the ‘Just Pet Me Summit.’ At the Gala this year I was with him for most of that event as well.

I’m an animal lover. Anyone who knows me knows that. Micah wasn’t any different. He was one of the best service dogs I’ve ever known and, to be honest, he was the first friend I made coming to the 2011 Just Peace Summit. I love and miss you Micah and Jeni Stepanek, you are in my thoughts. ♥

Jeni, my thoughts and love go out to you. All your GTL children are banding together for you. If I could, I’d hop on a train right this very second to come to you but just know that extra love is coming your way. He was our dog and love too ♥

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Nile Rodgers  I’ve just heard our dear @WeAreFamilyFdtn member Micah, service dog of @jenistepanek (Mama Peace) has passed away. Extreme sadness & love

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Kim Leigh Sykes Oh no so sad! Great that we got to spend one last event with Micah at the gala. Jeni Stepanek all our love goes out to you please be well.

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Nara Garber   Oh, Jeni… Maiken overcoming her fear of Micah is one of my fondest memories of the 2010 Peace Summit (along with Micah’s desire to wander over to you and out of frame repeatedly during the filming of Ayna‘s video). What a wonderful spirit and being. He won’t be forgotten!… beloved by so many more. Micah touched so many hearts, in that inimitable Stepanek fashion.

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Janet M. Cosh So sorry for your loss Sara. (((Sara)))

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Tanya Yuro-Clark : (

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Bonnie Clark aweee……so sorry honey!

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Joy Labudzinski Hugs to you.

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Renee Peek What a sweet face Sorry for your loss

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Linda Dickerson All doggies go to heaven. Bless this pup. :0)

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Susan Henderson Oh, I’m so sad to hear this. Love this dog.

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Devoted Duranie Aw, no.

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Sheila Mathis Sorry for the loss.

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Gerry Coyle So so sorry,losing an animal is so heartbreaking

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Judy Purcell Aww,so sorry for your loss.(((hugs)))

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Kathy Creighton Oh dear. Having experienced Micah in action not only helping Jeni but interacting with the kids at the gala, this is so sad. What a sweet, loving, giving animal. Please send my love to Jeni. She’s in my prayers.

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Yasuko Aritaka oh,so sorry…ah,tears… i hope,you be born again comeback to in this world!

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Trista Mack Run free, pup

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Kris Shackleford I am so sorry. Micah is now guiding the younger pets across the Rainbow Bridge. I am so sorry for Jeni’s loss.

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Pat Hughes Zavosky No words can express…run and play hard Micah, Mattie has missed you! Have fun as you meet your additional brothers and sister!

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Carson Alexander Micah is so happy see Mattie right now

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Christine Creter   My heart breaks for you, Jeni. Micah was every bit a Peacemaker as you and Mattie. I hope that knowing how much he touched the lives of everyone can help a bit to lessen your pain. If there is anything at all we can do… say the word.

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Marge Farrington Aww..so very sorry! They are family!

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Natasha Gaddas RIP Micah x

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Larry Snyder sorry to hear..

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Eve Diallo Aww, poor baby! Wasn’t Micah in lots of WAFF pics? God bless him.

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Michael Watts    So sorry to hear about Micah’s passing.  What a wonderful, devoted, dog.  I remember when we went to New York for the Emmy’s and whenever I entered your room unannounced he would stand there and bark at me, until you or Mattie told him it was OK, then he would come up to me and want to play.  If more people were like Micah the world would be a much better place. I’m sending you a link shortly for something I hope you’ll enjoy looking back on when you feel like it.  It was when you, Mattie and Micah were on Larry King Live together. Anyone who’s had a dog can sympathize with you, but Micah was so much more than a good pet.  Please know I’m thinking about you in the difficult time.

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Jeffrey Baer    My sympathies.

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Shobana Nair   dear mama peace, I’m so sorry to hear of Micah’s passing. he always had a special place in all our hearts, and I’ll remember him fondly. ♥

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Irene Sparacello I feel your pain and I’m so sorry. Hugs xxx

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Roland Baldwin Oh I am so sorry. I lost my dog last year and it is something you never fully recover from

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Eydie Harris Oh no! I just metnet Micah at the We Are Family Gala 2 weeks ago. Such a sweetheart. Jennie must be so sad.

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Melissa Reyna aww, what a sweet face, goldens are wonderful dogs and also make great service dogs.

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Nancy Hunt – I didn’t have the heart or words to email you yesterday when Lauren shared the news of Micah’s passing with me.  All I could do was find the BEST photo of Micah that you and I love and post it on FB – hoping that he and Mattie were having a fabulous time together now.  And, that’s what I believe to be true.   My heart is broken as is yours, but I am choosing to celebrate him and be happy for the opportunity to know him and that he shared all the good WAFF had to offer.  He gave so much back – and changed all of our lives – as is so evident by the postings on your FB page from the GTLs and other friends and family.  My Mom and I were remembering when we first met Micah at Rose and Mark’s house.  His paws were too big for his body and he was just trying to navigate as best he could while trying to learn all the lessons he was taught to serve you and Mattie.  What a life he led… and we will never forget him. I will have the 20×24 photo in my hands tomorrow.  I can either send it to you via FEDEx or hold on to it and give it to you in March.  Let me know what you would like me to do.  It is an incredible shot and one I am SO happy you did together. Jeni, I am so, so sorry – quite unbelievable.  We are all here for you…and we’ll help you get through this loss.  Much love…and celebration of life.

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Paul Boschi    eni-I am so broken hearted about dutiful Micah’s passing. Although I know us Catholics (lapsed as I am) aren’t supposed to believe there’s an afterlife for our animal friends, I disagree. I’m sure St Francis himself walked Micah in the front door. I’m so happy you got that portrait taken together. I’m really looking forward to seeing you at Summit and TedxTeen. WIth peace and love.

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 Jeni Stepanek and Micah — January 31, 2013

We Are Family Foundation Gala

Photo credit: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

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