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 10, 2016

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 -- Mattie died 347 weeks ago today.

Tonight's picture was taken in May of 2007. Actually on Mother's day! Mattie was six years old and it is hard to believe that only two months later he was diagnosed with cancer. 

Quote of the day: Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. Teddy Roosevelt

Besides working around the clock it is the time of year when our home gets transformed into a warehouse. Which makes me really edgy. Since Mattie's illness, I really do not like disorder, chaos, and clutter. So dealing with this for several weeks is challenging for me. With each day we get closer to the Walk more items come out of storage and get staged for the event. This is the current state of Mattie's room, and this is now somewhat organized. Yesterday I had things everywhere. 

We had cases of wine delivered to us tonight for the wine basket raffle. You just wouldn't believe all the boxes around me. They all have to go to the event, get set up for the event, then repackage once the event is over and stored again. It is a logistical ballet. 
We are bringing over 3,100 colorful cups to the Walk (cups are in the boxes you see here). These cups are used to mark laps that each person walks. One lap=one cup! We have 13 teams this year, so each team needs its own cup color. Each box of cups you see here, holds 240 cups. If a team is able to walk 240 laps, this is equivalent to 60 miles. It may sound impossible, but last year, we had a team who did just that and of course won our team cup challenge!

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