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

March 4, 2016

Friday, March 4, 2016

Friday, March 4, 2016

Tonight's video is priceless. It was taken in February of 2009. Mattie and Katie, his nurse, were reciting the Three Little Pigs. In fact, this whole story was so popular with Mattie, that one weekend Mattie, Katie, Brandon (Mattie's best buddy) and a hospital volunteer did a play production of it in the child life playroom! Peter captured parts of the play on video too. 

Quote of the day: Highly sensitive people are too often perceived as weaklings or damaged goods. To feel intensely is not a symptom of weakness, it is the trademark of the truly alive and compassionate. It is not the empath who is broken, it is society that has become dysfunctional and emotionally disabled. There is no shame in expressing your authentic feelings. Those who are at times described as being a 'hot mess' or having 'too many issues' are the very fabric of what keeps the dream alive for a more caring, humane world. Never be ashamed to let your tears shine a light in this world. ~ Anthon St. Maarten

Yesterday Peter and I participated in an interview by phone with the host (Janet Demeter) of the Childhood Cancer Radio show based in California. Janet is a fellow bereaved parents and runs a Foundation to help find better treatments for brain cancer. Her son Jack died from this disease and her radio shows provides a way for messages and cutting edge ideas to reach the public and other interested childhood cancer advocates. Janet sent us the link below. If you click on it, an audio file will download and open up for you to listen to. The entire interview was an hour long and it covers a lot of territory. 

Mattie Miracle on the Childhood Cancer Radio show:

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