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

January 25, 2016

Monday, January 25, 2016

Monday, January 25, 2016

Tonight's picture was taken in March of 2007. That year we got snow in the spring. As you can see Mattie was out there playing and also trying to taste the snow. I ironically do not have many photos of Mattie in the snow. Mainly because it rarely snowed here in the years Mattie was alive. I have no doubt that if he were with us today, Peter and I would have no choice but play in the snow. Maybe if he did not lose Mattie to cancer, this would seem challenging or a chore. But of course now with a different perspective, he realize sometimes parents do not know how lucky they are. Either case, despite my distaste for the cold, if Mattie wanted to play outside, I went out!

Quote of the day: I was standing in our dining-room thinking of nothing in particular, when a cablegram was put into my hand. It said, ‘Susy was peacefully released today.’ It is one of the mysteries of our nature that a man, all unprepared, can receive a thunder-stroke like that and live. ~ Mark Twain

Though today is January 25, I realize I did not post anything about my Grandma on January 20th, which was the anniversary of her death. It is hard to believe my grandmother died 21 years ago. In all reality it seems like yesterday. 

This photo was taken in the 1980s. This was BEFORE digital technology, so I do not have an exact date. Though we had moved to Los Angeles, we came back to visit New York often. My Grandma was the lady in blue all the way on the right. My mom, myself, Grandma and my Cousin Clara went to Rockefeller Center. The space we were sitting in is where the big ice skating rink is during the winter months. But in the summer, it becomes this lovely outdoor cafe. I did a lovely posting about my Grandma last year that can be found at:

We are on DAY 4 of being home bound! We went for a walk today and we saw some interesting sights. The first one was this big truck stuck in the snow on one of our side streets. The side streets are a total mess. 

We continued our walk to Whole Foods, which is about four blocks from us. This is the produce section at the store. Typically Whole Foods is brimming with fruits and vegetables. NOT NOW! The food trucks can't get through the snow. 

Outside of Whole Foods was this sight..... I entitled it "Survival of the Fittest and Never fear pigeons are near!"

Right outside Whole Foods was yet another car STUCK!

This is what Peter and I were walking on..... the sidewalks are basically sheets of ice!

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