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

May 14, 2016

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Tonight's picture was taken on May 11, 2009 during the Mattie March. To me, I entitle this photo.... Friendship! Mattie was surrounded by Brandon, his closest cancer buddy, and Robbie, a volunteer at the hospital. Mattie relied on these two fellows greatly and they were true friends to him at the Walk. They stayed with him and helped him through every aspect of the event. 

Quote of the day: Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. A.A. Milne

This is the sight we woke to this morning! I am not sure what is more noteworthy, the SUN or the shadow of our butterfly wind chime on the wall. Peter and I had NEVER seen this before! We both instantly took it as a MATTIE sign! He is with us this weekend. 

This is the reflection of the chime. Look how crystal clear it is!!!

We broke out the corn hole boards today and started doing test matches so Peter knows how to run this part of our walk tomorrow. Needless to say we learned some things that have helped us tweak the rules for tomorrow. But ALL of us had a great time doing this outside!!! Hope this catches on at the Walk!

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