Twelve-year old Mattie Stepanek is confined to a wheelchair by a rare form of muscular dystrophy, but he’s become a best-selling poet. He and his mother, Jeni Stepanek, talk about the challenges their family has faced, and about how Mattie has turned his experiences into poems. His latest poetry collection is titled Celebrate Through Heartsongs (Hyperion).

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  • Mattie Stepanek Poet (12 years old)

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