Mattie Miracle 8th Annual Walk & Family Festival was an $88,000 Success!!!

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

July 22, 2016

Friday, July 22, 2016

Friday, July 22, 2016

Tonight's picture was taken on July 13, 2008. Literally TEN DAYS before Mattie was diagnosed with cancer. We had no idea how our world was going to be transformed at that naive moment in time. We took Mattie to Roosevelt Island that weekend to feed the ducks! A Mattie favorite!!!

Quote of the day: Mostly it is loss that teaches us the worth in things. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer

Each summer, my friend Ann's cousin comes down from Boston to spend two weeks with her. JP loves to eat, so when he is here going out to lunch and chatting is how we spend our time. 

Today my friend Tina and I got together and took JP out around Del Ray, VA. We had gourmet burgers at Holy Cow and then went for home made custard at the Dairy Godmother. I will never forget this store, because when Mattie was battling cancer, the Dairy Godmother sent to the hospital a beautiful fairy godmother wand for Mattie.

We had many silly and fun moments together today. We even took Selfies (using my iPhone) together! Not sure JP knew what to make out of us, but he went along for the fun. 
On my walk home from physical therapy today, I couldn't help but snap photos of these glorious Black Eyed Susans!
To me they are a happy and special sight!
They truly are short lived, which is why I wanted to capture their beauty!

1 comment:

Margy Jost said...

I often finish my day reading your blog. I am always thinking but at this time of the night Inreflect on many things which is why I wait to read the blog. Your memories of life with Mattie intermingled with activities you do now, helps me know Mattie better. It also shows me your love of nature and getting peace and tranquility from the beautiful pictures, you post. Your blog means a great deal to me, I reflect on every quote of the day and picture of Mattie!!!!