What is your heart song?

Matthew J. T. Stepanek was born the youngest of four children, all who inherited Dysautonomic Mitochondrial Myopathy from their mother. She did not know about her condition until after they were born. Mattie began writing poetry when he was three and eventually had several books published. He traveled speaking for peace and tolerance and served as a National Goodwill Ambassador for MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association). He died just before his fourteenth birthday in 2004. At TEDxTeen, his mother gave a talk about Mattie’s view on the world and his legacy.

Mattie wrote:
“I have a song that’s deep in my heart…It’s a song with such beautiful things and I want to share it…”

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Mattie’s website is still being maintained. www.mattieonline.com/about.htm

Houston News “Houston Children’s Chorus readies for Carnegie Hall performance”www.yourhoustonnews.com/greater_houston/entertainment/article_c3bb9b30-f678-526d-a5cb-7f85c4bb0602.html
The chorus chanted and sang some of Mattie’s poetry.

Share with me, dear reader. What is your heartsong?

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About Tara "Masery" Miller

Tara "Masery" Miller is a Neo-Pagan panentheist Gaian mage living in the Ozarks with her husband and pets. She's also a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church. She is the editor of Rooted in the Body, Seeking the Soul which you can find at Immanion press. www.immanion-press.com/info/books.asp She has a minor is religion from Southeast Missouri State Missouri State University with an emphasis in mysticism. Masery has lead various groups over the years and organized Pagan Pride Day events. Her magic and author page is at www.taramaserymiller.com