Saturday,  Sep 23, 2017  4:45 PM      Home Sponsored by:   

Note: This article is more than 60 days old, and may contain outdated information, such as the dates and times of events. These dates and times may vary from year to year.

On Being a Champion


Posted: Saturday, November 22, 2008

By: Matthew Stepanek (Expired article)


A champion is a winner,
A hero ...
Someone who never gives up, Even though the going gets rough.
A champion is a member of a winning team
... Someone who overcomes challenges
Even when it requires creative solutions.
A champion is an optimist,
A hopeful spirit ...
Someone who plays the game,
Even when the game is called life ...
Especially when the game is called life.
There can be a champion in each of us,
If we live as a winner,
If we live as a member of the team,
If we live with a hopeful spirit,
For life ...
- Mattie J. T. Stepanek, 1990-2004

From: "Journey Through Heartsongs,", 1999.

Matthew J. T. "Mattie" Stepanek died June 22, 2004 at the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C of a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy.

Contributions may be sent to the Muscular Dystrophy Association at: www.mdusa.org





SYV-Online.COM, Published by Comware International Inc.
Santa Ynez Valley

P.O. Box 410
Solvang, CA 93464
  The phone number below is for news stories and feedback for THIS (syv-online.com) website. To reach one of our sponsors or an individual or company mentioned in an article, please locate their website or click on their banner. Call their phone number - NOT this one!

For syv-online.com website feedback only:

(805) 686-1262.

Add Your URL: If you're located in the Santa Ynez Valley, you may submit your URL for addition to our links page by contacting our webmaster . Please list your company name, address, phone, e-mail, URL, and a short description of your business/service in your correspondence.


© Copyright 1996 - 2014 Comware International, Inc. Serving Solvang, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez, Buellton, Los Alamos, and Ballard
Comware International, Inc. - Solvang, California