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 30, 2016

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Tonight's picture was taken on April 4, 2009. After Mattie had a party in the child life playroom, two of his friends came back to his hospital room with him and the fun continued. By that point Mattie was physically tired but still had spunk enough to play along. As you can see his room was filled with balloons, but what you may not be able to tell was that Mattie wanted his bed raised high off the floor. Which was why everyone was close to the balloons, which had floated to the ceiling. 

Quote of the day: If you suppress grief too much, it can well redouble. ~ Moliere

Today involved more running around. One of my stops was to Fairlington Dental, a dentist office in Arlington, VA. I was introduced to this office by one of my friends. She and her family go there for their dental needs. 

For two years in a row Fairlington Dental has contributed a lot of candy (from their candy buy back program that occurs post Halloween -- patients bring in Halloween candy and for every pound they get a dollar from the dentist) to our Post Halloween Candy Drive. This year in addition to candy, they also contributed over 100 toothbrush kits and lip balm to our April Item Drive. This is a major gift that will be delivered to MedStar Georgetown University Hospital on Friday. All the items from our Drive go toward stocking the Free Snack/Item Cart that Mattie Miracle provides to in-patient families caring for children. 

But this is NOT where the support ends with Fairlington Dental. They also became a Platinum Level sponsor of the Walk & Family Festival this year. So in my opinion they are outstanding Mattie Miracle workers!!!

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