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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

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