I loved Mattie, too. I had always been a very active person, and when my physical problems laid me low, I became terribly depressed. I had to close my business, and realized most of the things I had looked forward to doing after I retired were suddenly out of reach.
Then I saw Mattie on Good Morning America, and he touched my heart. I bought his Heartsongs book, and every day I would read a little portion.
He truly was/is an angel.
Here are some people I'd like to have lunch with:
We get by with a little help from our friends