I am incredibly touched by the story of Mattie Stepanek's life. I've never read his books before, and the only reason I am aware of his life is because of Oprah, who has had him on her show.
I just finished watching Oprah interviewing Mattie's mom. Hearing again about his life, the lives he touched, and the moments before his death brought me to tears. I am amazed at how powerful this sweet little boy was.
If you haven't heard his story, read about him on his foundation's website.