Mattie Stepanek was an American Poet who published six books of “Heartsongs” poetry and one book of “Just Peace” essays. All of his books reached The New York Times bestsellers list. He became a peace advocate and motivational speaker, and lobbied on Capitol Hill on behalf of peace, people with disabilities, and children with life-threatening conditions. Unfortunately, Mattie passed away before his 14th birthday.
Mattie’s life was short but he motivated and inspired people from around the world. That is why Skate Girls Tribe decided to host a small get together at Mattie JT Stepanek Memorial park.
It was a beautiful day, not too hot or cold, with a gentle breeze. We invited some of the kids at the park to do a limbo contest with us and gave away the prizes.
We skated around on the smooth roads, played on the playground, and threw a frisbee on the field. Everyone had a great time! We love Mattie’s park because it is so peaceful and Mattie’s energy is felt through the park.
Peace, Ekaterina Nekrasova