org for more information). Also in 2005 Madison Cross a good friend of Stepanek wrote and recorded a song dedicated to him entitled "He Was Just Like Me". T.
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. Stepanek suffered from a rare form of muscular dystrophy dysautonomic mitochondrial myopathy that resulted in his death a month before his 14th birthday. He has also won numerous awards.