Mattie Miracle 8th Annual Walk & Family Festival was an $88,000 Success!!!

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

December 27, 2015

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Tonight's picture was taken in December of 2008. Mattie was five months into his cancer treatment by that point and already had two major limb salvaging surgeries. In fact, Mattie and Peter were sitting on the hospital bed located in our living room. Mattie was home recovering from his major surgeries, and unfortunately being home and knowing it was the holidays were difficult times for Mattie. Mainly because he was isolated, not feeling well, and the start of his post traumatic medical stress symptoms began. In the midst of chaos and great bouts of depression, there was this fun moment. Peter was working hard at trying to divert Mattie's attention, and these reindeer outfits worked for a bit. 

Quote of the day: Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas … perhaps … means a little bit more." ~ Dr. Seuss

Peter and I flew back from Boston tonight! It wasn't my kind of flight because it was super bumpy. The irony is before we got up in the air, the pilot said that we were going to have a smooth flight. Which is what I like to hear. After take off, we weren't up in the air for long when the turbulence started. It started and it did not end! 

The wonderful sight in the air was seeing a big Mattie Moon, which Peter captured through incredible clouds and fog! 

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