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Mattie and Jeni Stepanek

  • Aired: 03/29/2002
  • 06:33
  • Rating: NR
Mattie Stepanek is the brilliant, wheelchair-bound Maryland boy who has become a best-selling inspirational poet. Both he and his mother, Jeni Stepanek, suffer from rare but different forms of muscular dystrophy. Mattie and Jeni join R&E this week for an Easter story of faith and hope.
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Mattie and Jeni Stepanek inspire millions by sharing their story and positive outlook.
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