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 13, 2016

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Tonight's picture was taken in March of 2004. Mattie was outside on our deck and playing in one of his tents, that had tunnels attached to it. Mattie always gravitated to these little hideaways. He typically brought all his toys and things with him, and could play in there for hours! Of course as long as he had a play companion like Peter and me. For Mattie, play was about being social and he enjoyed bringing you along for the experience!

Quote of the day: The secret of the care of the patient is in caring for the patient. ~ Francis Peabody

Peter and I received another big item donation today. It came from Charlotte, Mattie's "girlfriend." 

These items support the Mattie Miracle April Item Drive, which we established five years ago to honor Mattie's April birthday. These items are used to stock the FREE snack/item cart that we offer to families caring for children at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. When caring for a child, it is hard for family members to remember to pack items to meet their own basic needs.

Our supporters have asked us to put together a "WISH LIST" so that they can support this item drive anywhere in the Country. We want to thank you for considering to use Amazon to purchase these items. Mattie Miracle is part of Amazon's Smiles Program, so every dollar you spend, Amazon will give the Foundation 0.5% of the purchase price!!!

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