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

March 14, 2016

Monday, March 14, 2016

Monday, March 14, 2016

Tonight's picture was taken in March of 2005. Seeing it always makes me laugh. Primarily because of how Mattie was holding the bat. He had no care in the world as to whether he was holding it in the right direction, the correct way, or even how he should hit the ball! He liked batting it around on the floor! Yet he had his head up, was smiling, and was having a great old time in his dinosaur pajamas! 

Quote of the day: Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something that you do in your spare time. ~ Marion Wright Edelman

I am into my second week of physical therapy and today I learned the benefits of ultrasound massage. Last week an ultrasound was used on my neck and today on my back. The equipment looks just like an ultrasound wand one is used to for medical testing. However, there is no computer or anything hooked up to it to record data. Instead sound waves are used to break apart muscle knots. Ultrasound massage is supposed to relieve pain and aid in healing. It uses high frequency sound waves to penetrate deep into your body to relieve pain and soreness. The sound waves excite the bodies’ molecules providing a warm relaxing effect.

Sound waves move at different rates, producing different effects depending on type of tissue treated. Healing results are due to heat generation in injured tissue and its acoustic properties. I went in today with a horrible back pain, which I had all weekend, and after this treatment, the pain is much better. 

Of course one has to be cognizant not to sit in front of a computer for hours on end. I am come to the conclusion that sitting causes more damage for the back and neck than benefit. I always joke with Peter about the walking desks in his office, but the physical therapist tells me such a desk is better for one's spine.  

I went for a walk and it was clear that the sign of Spring is upon us. Despite it being gray and raw today!

The daffodils are blooming!

The magnolias are starting to bud!

..........and my all time favorite, the Red Bud Trees are telling us warmer weather is on its way!

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