Mattie Miracle 9th Annual Walk & Family Festival -- Raised over $97,000

Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation Promotional Video

Thank you for keeping Mattie's memory alive!

Dear Mattie Blog Readers,

It means a great deal to us that you take the time to write to us and to share your thoughts, feelings, and reflections on Mattie's battle and death. Your messages are very meaningful to us and help support us through very challenging times. To you we are forever grateful. As my readers know, I promised to write the blog for a year after Mattie's death, which would mean that I could technically stop writing on September 9, 2010. However, at the moment, I feel like our journey with grief still needs to be processed and fortunately I have a willing support network still committed to reading. Therefore, the blog continues on. If I should find the need to stop writing, I assure you I will give you advanced notice. In the mean time, thank you for reading, thank you for having the courage to share this journey with us, and most importantly thank you for keeping Mattie's memory alive.

As Mattie would say, Ooga Booga (meaning, I LOVE YOU)! Vicki and Peter

The Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation celebrates its 7th anniversary!

The Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation was created in the honor of Mattie.

We are a 501(c)(3) Public Charity. We are dedicated to increasing childhood cancer awareness, education, advocacy, research and psychosocial support services to children, their families and medical personnel. Children and their families will be supported throughout the cancer treatment journey, to ensure access to quality psychosocial and mental health care, and to enable children to cope with cancer so they can lead happy and productive lives. Please visit the website at: and take some time to explore the site.

We have only gotten this far because of people like yourself, who have supported us through thick and thin. So thank you for your continued support and caring, and remember:

.... Let's Make the Miracle Happen and Stomp Out Childhood Cancer!

A Remembrance Video of Mattie

Random Shots of Mattie, Family and Friends

May 26, 2012

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Tonight's picture was taken in June of 2008, a month before Mattie developed cancer. We took Mattie to Roosevelt Island, where we loved to operate his remote controlled boat. Mattie loved boats and if you asked him what he was saving his money for, his answer would be.... for a boat. Not a toy boat, but a real one. For his 6th birthday that year, one of the gifts we gave him was the boat in this picture. This boat brought him much happiness! When he first got it, he drove it in the tub. But that was too small of a space, and I could see he needed a bigger body of water to be the captain of his ship. So I suggested Roosevelt Island, and he absolutely loved it! Roosevelt Island was and is a special place for us, because it was on this Island where Mattie had many discoveries and adventures.

Quote of the day: Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it. ~ Groucho Marx

Last night was challenging for both of us since I was running an 102 fever all night. I was too out of it to be concerned by that, but Peter wasn't happy with what he was seeing. Mainly because based on all my symptoms, it looked like my body was shutting down. I most likely would have been more in a panic if I did not have a prescription for antibiotics. Needless to say, I did absolutely nothing today but rest. I followed no schedule or agenda, and this is what I need in order to recover.

It was a beautiful day by the beach. I did not walk to the beach, but I can see it from Ellen's house, and periodically I sat in the sun and got fresh air. For the hours I was up, I sat in front of the TV and watched the 1970's series Upstairs Downstairs. I purchased it for our trip because it is something I have always wanted to see, and since I am a Downton Abbey fan (the current number one PBS mini-series), I figured I would see many similarities in the plot.

I am signing off for today, but we want to wish our readers a happy Memorial Day weekend. May we always remember those who have served our Country to insure and secure our freedom, security, and way of life.  

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