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

February 9, 2016

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 --- Mattie died 334 weeks ago today.

Tonight's picture was taken on February 18, 2009. The lady next to Mattie is Katie, one of Mattie's HEM/ONC nurses. Mattie loved playing with Katie's grey sweater. Which she wore in the hospital when she was cold. The beauty of this sweater is it had a belt. Mattie loved to use his feet and tug on the belt and pull it through the loops to remove it from Katie's sweater. It was a running gaming they had with each other. In this particular case, Katie was wearing a yellow gown because Mattie probably had a threat of an infection. Mattie had many of these near misses in the hospital, but usually after extensive testing of his blood, it was negative.... meaning he did not have a bacterial infection. 

Quote of the day: Sometimes, when one person is absent, the whole world seems depopulated. ~ Allphonse de Lamartine

A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by Karen Allyn. Karen is broadcast journalist, who was intrigued by our article in the Washington Post. So she asked whether Peter and I would do a guest spot on her internet based talk show. I had to get up to speed about what an internet show was even about, because I understand TV and radio, but am not familiar with the internet version. 

So this evening, we will be interviewed at 8:30pm in Rockville, MD. We will be talking about Mattie, our experiences with childhood cancer and why we started a Foundation. Hopefully I will have more insights to report tomorrow night. 

Forward Motion:

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