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

April 17, 2016

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Tonight's picture was taken in April of 2009. What I love about this photo was the line up of cars in Mattie's food container. From an early age Mattie always loved having a toy of some kind in his hands. A car or truck was always with us. Linus had his security blanket in the Peanuts cartoon and Mattie had his vehicles. Many times we engaged Mattie in play in order to distract him enough to eat. Sometimes it worked and other times it was a losing battle. But I learned early on in the cancer battle..... I wasn't going to make nutrition an issue. Mattie did not need that pressure (despite all the pressure I received from the dietitian -- which was a riot because even well I wouldn't eat hospital food, much less being on chemo like Mattie). We tried to follow Mattie's needs and ques and I found that was what ideally worked for him. 

Quote of the day: A life isn't significant except for its impact on other lives.Jackie Robinson

It is a little disorienting for me to be doing so much traveling. Within the last two weeks, we have covered Florida to Massachusetts. We left Boston this afternoon, and as you can see it was a very clear flying day. My favorite kind of day, because you can see the coastline throughout the entire hour long flight. 

When we got home we hit the ground running with grocery shopping, cleaning up our deck area, and processing Foundation Walk donations and addressing other planning issues. 

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