About Mattie

Posted on: January 31st, 2012 by admin No Comments

Mattie J.T. Stepanek

1990-2004

 

Mattie J.T. Stepanek, a well-respected poet and award-winning peace activist, lived a life that was brief in length but powerfully blessed with depth. Born on July 17, 1990, Mattie began creating and sharing Heartsongs at the young age of 3. He explained that Heartsongs are “gifts that reflect each person’s unique reason for being.”

 

Mattie ultimately published six collections of his Heartsongs poetry books and one collection of Just Peace essays and e-mail correspondence with Former President Jimmy Carter. All seven of Mattie’s books became New York Times Bestsellers and touched millions of lives around the world.

 

He died on June 22, 2004 due to complications of Dysautonomic Mitochondrial Myopathy.

 

 

Click on the links below to explore

more about Mattie’s life, books, and legacy

 

Mattie’s Life

Mattie’s Disability & Childhood

 

Mattie’s Spirituality & Message

 

Mattie’s Writing, Advocacy, & Honors

 

Mattie’s Death & Legacy

 

Mattie’s Original Website

Mattie’s Facts

 

Mattie FAQs

 

Mattie’s Favorites

 

Mattie’s Books

 Books by Mattie

 

Books about Mattie

 

Mattie’s Legacy

Mattie’s Foundation 

 

Mattie’s Park & Peace Garden

 

Mattie’s Message Today

 

Mattie’s Cause for Canonization

 

Mattie Videos

Mattie’s Heartsongs

Video Gallery Links

 

 

 

 

Read more in the NY Times Bestseller

“Messenger: The Legacy of Mattie J.T. Stepanek & Heartsongs”

by Jeni Stepanek, Ph.D. 

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“La paz crece cuando ya no estamos asustados,

ni furiosos, ni odiando, ni por culpa de un sufrimiento.

La paz crece cuando estamos unidos en esperanza.”

Mattie J.T. Stepanek

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“Peace grows when we are no longer afraid,

nor angry, nor hating, nor the cause of any suffering.

Peace grows when we are united in hope.

Mattie J.T. Stepanek

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Celebrating Mattie’s life & legacy…
Please support the annual “Birthday Campaign”
with a tax deductible gift that supports his mission. 
CLICK HERE…  

 

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- Mattie J.T. Stepanek