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 28, 2016

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Tonight's picture was taken in May of 2006. Based on the fact that Mattie is holding a balloon, I know we went to one of two places: 1) Harris Teeter, the grocery store, or 2) Nordstroms, which gives children balloons in their shoe department. We never went to either of these stores without picking up a balloon. It is funny how a balloon can change one's mood! Another thing I see in this photo was the line up of Mattie shoes going up the staircase. You can see them behind him. Mattie loved lining up his shoes on the stairs because it made it very easy to select a pair before going outside. Not that I forgot this per se, but seeing the photo of this brings it all back to me. 

Quote of the day: Energy and persistence conquer all things. ~ Benjamin Franklin

This morning I had the opportunity to meet MaryAnne Pace Fiorella. She came to my home and dropped off ALL this coffee for our snack/item cart at Georgetown University Hospital. How did I meet MaryAnne? ON FACEBOOK!!!

MaryAnne works at Massimo Zanetti Beverage, USA, and also supports the Roc Solid Foundation, a childhood cancer organization that builds hope through play and directly provides: playsets, room remodels, iPads and cancer-free parties.

MaryAnne has been following Mattie Miracle on Facebook and has been learning about our item drives which go to stock our snack/item cart. Around Mattie's birthday, MaryAnne sent me MANY boxes of coffee and promised more were to come. Today, she literally drove up to DC from Virginia Beach (where she lives) to deliver these boxes (and to visit her daughter and son).

We are working with MaryAnne to supply the hospital with coffee on a monthly basis! She is way too generous with us and wants to support our Foundation and us in our loss. She says every box of coffee is like a prayer from her to us! A beautiful sentiment no? I am typically not a Facebook fan, but without it we would never have been connected to MaryAnne.  

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