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 11, 2016

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Tonight's picture was taken on May 11, 2009. It is hard to believe this was 8 years ago, since it seems like yesterday to me. This was a special day planned for Mattie by is care team. Hundreds of people came out to support Mattie from his school, work, and community. It was this event that the Foundation's Walk was born. In this photo, Mattie was surrounded by his friends from the hospital, and they helped him collect some of his favorite creatures while on the track.... tent moth caterpillars. Mattie loved collecting them every spring. Don't you know it, after that walk was over, we came home with a cup filled with all the caterpillars he collected that day. Mattie was wheelchair bound, but with help from his friends he secured all those caterpillars. 

Quote of the day: It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.Babe Ruth

I very much appreciate Babe Ruth's quote, but I think I have met my match now. I am officially worn out and need to take a break tonight. Mind you it is 11pm, and I am still working. I was up until 3am today and got up at 7am, so I am worn. Walk preparations are pretty much set now, but there are still some outstanding things that must get done. None the less, as of tonight we have achieved 93% of our financial goal and hold steady at $65,000. How was this achieved so far? With 1) 300 individual donors, 2) 9 corporate sponsors, 3) 10 individual walk sponsors, and 4) walk registration and the online raffle. We thank all of you who are supporting us and we want to make ONE last push in the next couple of days to get us at our target goal as well as increase event registration. 

For more information about the walk go to:

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