short life, long impression! – “A new hope for peace”


This blog was written by one of my middle school EFL students. She is one of my hardest workers and she has a really bright future!


What made Mattie become so famous?

Although Mattie always had to fight pain for his life, Mattie was a well respected poet and peace activist. He began creating and sharing his heart songs at the young age of 3 ( when I was learning to walk 🙂 ), and has ultimately  published six collections of his heart songs poetry books and one collection of just peace essays and e-mail correspondence between himself and former president Jimmy Carter. The first step he exposed his appearance to netizens all around the world, was when he shared his three wishes on the internet at the age of 10, when his illness got worse and he almost died! His three wishes were publishing his own poetry book, meeting former president Jimmy Carter, and to appear in the Oprah Winfrey show, a famous television talk show. As so many people were deeply moved by his…

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