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 12, 2016

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Tonight's picture was taken on August 9, 2008. This was during Mattie's first week of hospitalization and chemotherapy. We really did not know if we were coming or going back then. As we were trying to adjust to our VERY foreign, chaotic, and loud surroundings. Sounds that went on 24 hours a day and in a room that was the size of a postage stamp. The accommodations  themselves were grueling (with sharing showers with other families, no storage, not being able to sleep, and constant people coming in and out of the room at all hours of the day and night), but then we were worried about Mattie's prognosis. In this photo you will see an art set up that Mattie's child life specialist (Linda) created in the hospital hallway for Mattie. She knew that Mattie's good buddy Charlotte was coming to visit, and Linda wanted them to be able to do an activity together that would help Charlotte transition to the hospital. 

Quote of the day: Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. ~ Helen Keller

Peter and I spent all day working on Foundation websites. Both the website for the Walk and our actual Foundation website. By 5pm, we were both WORN out! So this is the full extent of tonight's posting. It is my hope that the investment we are making in this year's Walk website can sustain us for many walk events to come, rather than having to create a new site each year. 

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