Mattie Miracle 8th Annual Walk & Family Festival was an $88,000 Success!!!

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 10, 2012

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Tonight's picture was taken in May of 2009. Mattie was home and playing with LEGOs. LEGOs were our saving grace. In fact, in the background of the picture, you maybe able to see tons of LEGO structures Mattie had created over time that year in the Hospital. They were all lining our living room floor. When I look at our living room now in comparison to then, there is a night and day difference. Almost as if the horror never happened. But it most certainly did, and though the toys are no longer all around us, pictures of Mattie are everywhere. His presence still exists visually, and several of his LEGO creations are on display in our living room.

Quote of the day: Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. Courage is what counts. ~ Sir Winston Churchill

It is 10pm, and as I sit down to compose the blog, I find that I am simply exhausted and do not have much energy or the desire to write. This doesn't happen often, but today is one of those days. Peter and I head to Georgetown Hospital tomorrow morning, where we will be interviewed by Fox 5 news for a story on Mattie Miracle and our contributions to the Hospital. Wish us luck, because when I am tired, I have trouble stringing words together, much less emotionally laden words. Until tomorrow, when I promise to share our experiences of the interview with you.

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