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

June 8, 2016

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Tonight's picture was taken in July of 2009, around my birthday. The flowers were meant for me. We snapped this photo of Mattie holding the flowers and it is one of the photos that captures the essence of Mattie. Despite being in pain, he was playing, surrounded by Legos and trying to celebrate my birthday. 

If you look closely at Mattie, you will notice that his arms and legs look more like a tiny branch than part of a human being. Mattie had lost so much weight and muscle mass while battling cancer. Yet despite that reality, look at that beautiful smile!!!!!

Quote of the day: I must have flowers, always, and always.  Claude Monet

This is the current state of our kitchen table. It is filled with flowers. In fact, when you walk in our home, it smells like a flower store. My friend's daughter is graduating from high school this week, and one of my gifts to them is designing four flower arrangements for the party. You need a lot of flowers to do this and between tonight and tomorrow morning, I hope to transform this haphazard mess into lovely arrangements. The verdict is still out, so stay tuned!

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