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 13, 2016

Thursday, May 13, 2016

Thursday, May 13, 2016

Tonight's picture was taken on May 11, 2009, at the Mattie March. Which was the predecessor of the Mattie Miracle Walk. At this event, Mattie performed several magic tricks with Bob Weiman, aka the Magic Man. Or Mattie's head of the lower school. Mattie loved working with Bob, and Bob visited Mattie often in the hospital and taught him to perform several magic tricks. Mattie felt SUPER special to be learning these skills and had several impromptu shows in the hospital for his nurses and child life staff. In fact, the trick you see with the peanut butter jar was something Bob and Mattie first did together. Since that time point, Bob unofficially calls it Mattie's trick. In line with this beautiful friendship and tradition they started together, Bob is invited back to the Walk every year to do a magic show for attendees! I know Mattie would approve!

Quote of the day: Strength is born in the deep silence of long-suffering hearts; not amidst joy. ~ Felicia Hemans

I can't believe it is Thursday already and the walk is just three days away! I think working around the clock and this weather are a bad combination for me. Thankfully I was able to email my doctor and she started me on antibiotics today. I am hoping tomorrow is a better day!

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