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

June 7, 2012

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Tonight's picture was taken in May of 2007. During our trip to Lancaster, PA, we came across a large open field. With crops growing, but NOTHING else. Well nothing else but this rainbow thing on the ground. We stopped the car and got out to check on this ground cover. It turned out to be a trampoline. Mattie ran right onto it and started jumping all around. I had never seen such a trampoline, much less would have expected it in the middle of an open field for anyone to run and jump upon. Needless to say it made for a very memorable moment. 

Quote of the day: We see things not as they are, but as we are. ~ H.M. Tomlinson

I know that I do see the world and everything in it based on how I am feeling. I do not corner the market on this, most of us are greatly influenced by what is happening to us or those around us, and this "as we are" can impact one's outlook, one's productivity, and one's ability to have hope for the future.

I had a slower day today, which was needed considering my pace yesterday. But I am very aware of the fact that how I am emotionally feeling is impacting how I am physically feeling. As summer approaches, the isolation I feel grows. I am very aware of children being off from school, families doing things together, and since this is a slower time of year for the Foundation, I feel these changes more profoundly. With the loss of Mattie, a sense of isolation does ensue, and it would be easier at times to shut down or off from others around me because I deem our lives as different. However, I try to continue to find that balance of being socially and emotionally engaged with the world. I am not always successful, and the irony is the more one separates one's self the worse one can feel. I don't feel like writing much tonight, but it is my hope that tomorrow is another day.

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