Talk:Mattie Stepanek

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The Onion article continues to be re-inserted. Until it can be verified that it is "a thinly-veiled criticism of Stepanek" the assertation should not be allowed in the Wikipedia article.

I love Mattie even though i am only 12 years old i love his poems and who he was a peace maker a poet and a philospher he is my hero!!

I deleted the part about the Onion was about another child poet...not Mattie....

Fair use rationale for Image:Mdastepanek smile.jpg[edit]

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BetacommandBot (talk) 19:23, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

Music Through Heartsongs[edit]

In 2003, singer Billy Gilman released an album called Music Through Heartsongs: Songs Based on the Poems of Mattie J.T. Stepanek. The album reached number 15 on the U.S. Top Country chart and 109 on the US Billboard 200.

I just thought that should be included in the article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:40, 8 February 2008 (UTC)


Who is Mattie Stepanek's father? - (talk) 17:12, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Muscular Dystrophy[edit]

Removing "a rare form of M...D....". Mitochondrial Myopathy is not related to MD. MDA raises money for both conditions, but one, MD, is a muscle wasting disease, the other is related to Mitochondrial function. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bodhisagan (talkcontribs) 18:53, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

Yes, looking at this MDA page, they raise money for a range of neuromuscular diseases. Note that the the senate resolution, which I've just linked to, says: "...a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy—Dysautonomic Mitochondrial Myopathy.". Looks like an unfortunate confusion, but while the cause may be very different, the effect (myopathy = disease of the muscles) are similar. Snori (talk) 09:00, 12 March 2017 (UTC)