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 8, 2016

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Tonight's picture was taken in May of 2009. Mattie wanted to go for a walk, but did not want to go in his wheelchair. So instead, I helped him into his wagon and out we went. Mattie was very cognizant of looking different and it bothered him that he couldn't walk or run like his friends. Thankfully, Linda, Mattie Child Life Specialist, gave him this wagon as a gift. It came in super handy! We still have this wagon, and whenever we use it, we think of Mattie. 

Quote of the day: Fatigue is the best pillow. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin may have been onto something, because with the exhaustion that I feel, when I hit the pillow I immediately fall asleep. Since Mattie died I have major issues with sleep. Except during Walk season. I am so busy from morning until after midnight, that by the time I am ready for bed, I am out!

While we were working on signage for the Walk, the Girl Scouts at Mattie's school were refocused on the corn hole boards. A continuation of last weekend's corn hole production. Today's goal was to paint and design the corn hole boards. 

One of the Girl Scout leaders sent us several photos of the painting process.

The girls involved with painting today!

The final product! Of course times this photo by 6, since there are six boards in total. 

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