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 13, 2016

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Tonight's picture was taken in April of 2008. Specifically around Mattie's birthday! How do I know? Because I remember this brown paper. Our neighbors gave Mattie a gift wrapped in paper. All over the paper they wrote sayings and messages to him. Mattie loved it and wanted it taped up on the wall. As you can see we had a proud birthday boy with his gift wrapping. 

Quote of the day: There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life -- happiness, freedom, and peace of mind -- are always attained by giving them to someone else. ~  Peyton Conway March

Peter and I are headed to Rhode Island tomorrow to attend the Association of Pediatric Hematology/ Oncology Social Work conference. We have been asked to speak on Friday morning. Interestingly enough two of the social workers from Mattie's hospital will be in the audience. It is actually hard to present in my opinion when I know people in the audience. I am not sure why. 

This is one of two conferences we are attending this Spring. Another occurs the first week of May. For me the timing of this is really unfortunate because during Walk season it is hard to focus on anything other than fundraising, processing donations, and putting out fires. 

In terms of the Walk, our goal is to raise $70,000 this year and we have already met 58% of our goal, at $41,000. But we need to still keep pushing because money for us doesn't grow on trees nor do we get government grants to fund our work. We are able to continue providing psychosocial miracles to children with cancer because of the trust our supporters and corporate sponsors have in us and their incredible generosity!

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