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 17, 2013

Friday, May 17, 2013

Friday, May 17, 2013

Tonight's picture was taken in July of 2003. Mattie was 15 months old and this was his first trip to the Outer Banks, NC and to the beach in general. That first visit was difficult. Mattie wanted to have nothing to do with the sand or the water. He did not like how the sand felt on his feet or the crashing sound of the ocean. Which is ironic because as Mattie got older and entered preschool, he developed a great affection for playing in and with sand! It is funny, when your child is a toddler you think that this challenging phase will never end. Now looking back, I wish it never had.

Quote of the day: As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others. ~ Audrey Hepburn

Tonight's posting will be short! It was another whirlwind of a day. Walk registrations keep coming in, which is a wonderful problem to have. The Foundation Walk has received an all time record high level of pre-registrations for Sunday. That is fabulous news as we are very committed to meeting our targeted goal of $40,000. This money helps us run our programs, and without it, we couldn't continue to support the psychosocial services we offer to children with cancer both at the local and national levels. For those of you who registered for the Walk, contributed, or bought raffle tickets...... we THANK YOU!!!

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