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

July 18, 2012

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Tonight's picture was taken in August of 2008. Mattie was in his hospital room, and one of the craft projects given to him was the assembly and design of a tissue box holder. Mattie had to glue wood pieces together to form the box and was given tiles to glue to the wood to create all sorts of designs on the tissue box. The tissue box holder we created together was quite lovely, and it sits on my nightstand today. The box reminds me of that day together. 

Quote of the day: It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up. ~ Vince Lombardi

My day started out fine. I was able to get together with my friend Heidi and her friend Jen for lunch. We had a lovely time chatting and exchanging stories. All three of us are moms of only children, which in a way is a club in and of itself. We just understand each other and the flow of conversation is just very natural. However, as the day progressed the migraine headache I developed on Monday came back in full force. So again, this is a short posting, with the hopes that tomorrow the headache will be gone.  

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