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 21, 2016

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Tonight's picture was taken in April of 2007. That weekend we drove to Luray, VA to explore Luray Caverns with Mattie. The first time I went to such a cave was with Peter in college. We had Howe Caverns near us in upstate NY. I thought they were memorable and daunting at the same time and I was a young adult. I wasn't sure how Mattie was going to handle a cavern at age 5. But as you can see he was leading the way. In this respect Mattie was a lot like Peter. They both like adventure and new experiences! 

Quote of the day: So he tasted the deep pain that is reserved only for the strong, just as he had tasted for a little while the deep happiness. ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

It was another busy day! In the midst of juggling many Foundation things, I have now started staging and organizing the raffle baskets. We have nine wonderful baskets this year and they really do take months to solicit items and pull them together. Hopefully in a week or so I will have photos of the finished products. 

Anyone can support our raffle. Tickets are only $5 each and can be purchased on line:

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