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 15, 2013

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Tonight's picture was taken in September of 2002. Mattie was five months old. As a baby, Mattie had some girth to him. As he developed from a preschooler into an elementary school student he became long, tall, and very slender. In fact, most kids and teens who I know have osteosarcoma have this same physical build... tall and lanky. What I love about this photo was Mattie was looking right at me, smiling, and absolutely was in love with rice cereal! In fact, Mattie's love for oatmeal also began as a baby. After he graduated from rice cereal, he moved onto baby oatmeal. The simple fact about Mattie was EVERYDAY of his healthy life he had oatmeal for breakfast. That was his food of choice!

Quote of the day: To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own. ~ Abraham Lincoln

The Foundation Walk is days away and today alone I have put in a 16 hour day. The night is young and I still have more to do. I had to go to AC Moore today to buy ribbon to make volunteer nametag lanyards! Typically I like going to AC Moore, but trying to calculate how many overall yards I would need today was higher order math and reasoning. Of which my brain just couldn't compute. I literally was in the store for over an hour and I caught the attention of the store manager because I was stacking and restacking ribbon spools! He never stopped me, but I am sure what I was doing was odd or intriguing. I wanted this to be an economical purchase, which is hard to do when I needed 490 yards of ribbon! Needless to say, I was free entertainment to many in the store!

I am headed back to do more work, but I appreciated the lovely message a Holton-Arms student posted to the blog yesterday. This is the school I visited last week. This student wanted me to know that she is coming to the Walk on Sunday because of me! Very sweet indeed!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Peter, feel better soon