Mattie's Poetry: An Excerpt from Mattie Stepanek's Book

On Being a Champion

A Champion is a winner,

A hero…

Someone who never gives up

Even when the going gets rough.

A Champion is a member of

a winning team…

Someone who overcomes challenges

Even when it requires creative solutions.

A champion is an optimist.

A hopeful spirit…

Some who plays the game,

Even when the game is called life.

There can be a champion in each of us.

If we live as a winner,

If we lives as a member of the team,

If we live with a hopeful spirit,

For Life.