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In December 1985, Jeni Stepanek gave birth to her first child. Her initial flood of joy quickly turned to horror. Baby Katie was diagnosed with a rare and especially ugly strain of muscular dystrophy.
"I was told she was a fluke of nature," Jeni said. "Million-to-one odds of this happening. They didn't even know why she kept trying to die."
Originally posted by victor was right
there is a big picture. if mattie were physically healthy he'd never have fully developed his gift for poetry (poetry ="the language of the soul") and if he lived a normal life no one would have sought out his message.... now people will pass around his books and sow this message into receptive minds- there are more receptive minds every day in my opinion.
think of the proverbial grain of sand in the oyster and how people pass around the giant pearl that finally develops from it...do they mourn the distress felt by the oyster?
like some others i believe people like "mattie" pick their bodies and life circumstances before birth- not only that, we're here to experience his death and decide what to do with it. so, go cry your tears.....but don't cry for the kid. he's done what HE came here to do....have we?