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 24, 2016

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Tonight's picture was taken on March 22, 2009. We took Mattie for a walk while home between treatment cycles. A walk was a relative term since after Mattie's second limb salvaging surgery he never walked again. However, Mattie loved being outdoors and we took him and his wheelchair everywhere. That weekend we walked down to the National Mall to see the cherry trees and in typical Mattie fashion he found a stick along the way to bring home to add to his stick supply in our commons area. 

Quote of the day: Motherhood, all love begins and ends there. ~ Robert Browning

As some of my faithful readers know, on February 12, I captured an injured dove who had been sitting on our door step for two days. I named her Lovie the Dove! Lovie gave me a run for my money as I tried to grab her with a towel and put her in a box. Injured and all she put up an excellent fight. But it was persistence and wearing her out that eventually did her in. Before capturing her I had to know what to do with her. Fortunately I located a wonderful shelter that rehabilitates wildlife in the District of Columbia called City Wild Life. 

Yesterday I received this follow up post card in the mail. I was thrilled to see that Lovie was released back to the wild on February 26, two weeks after I brought her in! I know the organization told me they try to release the bird back to where it was found injured. So for all I know Lovie is flying about our garden space! We have many doves that visit us daily, so I would like to think one of them is Lovie. 

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