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

December 24, 2015

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Thursday,  December 24, 2015

Tonight's picture was on the cover of our December 2006 Christmas card. Mattie was four and a half years old and by that point he LOVED trains. The Christmas train in the photo with Mattie was one of his favorites! He loved having a track around the tree and he especially loved switching the train on and seeing it go around the track, play Christmas music, and puff out smoke!

Quote of the day: Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. ~ Calvin Coolidge

To all our faithful readers, I want to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas. I took this photo today during a walk, and I felt that this cardinal was the perfect snapshot for the season. It was hard to believe that it was 70 degrees today in Boston. 

Though I am not wild about the holidays or Christmas anymore, I do enjoy being able to walk outside and see signs of nature, which connect me to Mattie. Here are some of the photos that captured my attention!

Who would believe that we could see frogs in December? This fellow was sitting on a log, just begging for a photo!

How do you like this Christmas Turtle? Stretching his neck to the sky and appreciating the temperature!

Of course my favorite stop on the walk was to see Rocky, the horse. His stable is right near the nature walk! I am quite certain that Rocky recognized me from yesterday and when I walked away, he let out with one long and big NEIGH! 

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