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

April 28, 2013

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Tonight's picture was taken in April of 2006, on Easter. We took Mattie to his favorite restaurant for brunch. None of us expected a greeting from the Easter bunny. Mattie was most definitely not prepared for this and when this giant bunny came over to us to shake his hand, Mattie practically jumped in my lap!!! I will never forget this encounter, yet as soon as Mattie assessed the situation, he eventually calmed down and even interacted with the bunny! I never liked dressed up characters as a kid, my whole family can attest to this, but then again I have to say I am not crazy about them as an adult either.

Quote of the day: I guess when your heart gets broken you sort of start to see cracks in everything. I'm convinced that tragedy wants to harden us and our mission is never to let it. ~ Unknown

I never left our home today. Instead we worked on various projects and I have been trying to get rid of a horrible, horrible headache. Peter snapped some photos today of all the flowers that surround us. In our commons area is this glorious azalea. Blooming in April! As I would say to Mattie, "azaleas bloom in April to celebrate your birthday month."

To add color to our commons area, Peter planted tulip bulbs a couple of years ago. To me these are NO ordinary tulips, because they bloom a magnificent purple color. After a long winter, seeing Peter's tulips and daffodils (which are now past peak) are a wonderful greeting to spring.

A close up of one of these amazing purple numbers!

In addition to our garden of annuals, we have committed to developing a perennial garden as well. On the walls of our deck features our perennials!

More perennials! It seems to me that even the birds are happier now. They are out in our garden singing, flying by, stopping by, perching on plants, and truly calling us outside to stop and listen to them.


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