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 25, 2016

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Tonight's picture was taken in May of 2002. Mattie was about a month old and though he may look peaceful, Mattie was NOT really a napper. At all! As a baby he would power off for thirty minutes, but that was the extent of it and we never knew when it was going to happen. It was impossible to get Mattie on a sleeping schedule, both during the day and at night. Night was definitely more problematic and I actually had to read books on sleeping methods. Mattie showed me that sleep doesn't come naturally, but it is something you have to be trained to do. 

Quote of the day: The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.  Phil Jackson

We are proud of our 14 Walk Teams who collectively helped us raise $30,000 to support the psychosocial needs of children with cancer and their families! There was even a virtual walk team in Texas who joined us this year.

A BIG THANK YOU TO......................

RCC MOMS ROCK (Team Captain: Ann Henshaw)
The Bookclub (Team Captain: Peggy Elkind)
Leis' Luchadores (Team Captain: Haley Leis)
SSSAS 2020 (Team Captain: Charlotte Gehrs)
Mattie Moon (Team Captain: Victoria Sardi-Brown)
Team Voxiva (Team Captain: Caroline Anderson)
Team Tilch (Team Captain: Patricia Tilch)
Blessed Sacrament Bullfrogs (Team Captain: Jane Pisano)
Team Flames (Team Captain: Carolyn McFadden)
SAINTS (Team Captain: Katharina Harding)
BI Charity Through Medicine Club (Team Captain: Isabel Anderson)
Walking With Purpose/Blessed Sacrament (Team Captain: Jane Pisano)
Arlington Aerials, Xcel and Tigers Gymnastics (Team Captain: Tina Lytle)
Love from the Heart of Texas (Team Captain: Jennie Burger)

This is a photo of the combined St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School teams.... SSSAS 2020 and the SAINTS Walk Teams!!! Charlotte was the captain of the SSSAS 2020 walk team and was our top middle school student fundraiser and the SAINTS team WON the CUP CHALLENGE AWARD (for walking over 60 miles on the day of the event).

We congratulate RCC Moms Rock walk team for winning the top team fundraiser award two years in a row. We are proud of you!! The team raised over $6,000!

Team Voxiva walked over 189 laps around the track, almost 50 miles collectively! Voxiva is also a corporate sponsor of the Walk and we are appreciative of the fact that they raise funds for Mattie Miracle through their walk team as well!!! 

This is Team Bullfrogs, from the Blessed Sacrament School. This teams has been a part of our Walk two years in a row!!! We love their spirit and energy they bring to our event.

This is the Book Club Team! The captain of this team, Peggy Elkind, has been our top adult fundraiser two years in a row. Peggy raised over $4,000 for us this year.

The handsome teen on the right is Zachary. Zachary and Mattie went to preschool together and were the closest of friends. He was with Mattie at the first Mattie March (2009) and has been a part of our Walk for seven years in a row.

This is team Aerials, Xcel, and Tigers Gymnastics!!! A new team first year. This talented group of young people participate in our annual item drives which stock our FREE snack cart at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. We welcome them to our Walk family!

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