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

August 8, 2016

Monday, August 8, 2016

Monday, August 8, 2016

Tonight's picture was taken in June of 2004. Mattie was outside playing on Peter's parents deck. With Mattie there were always cars and trucks around. He literally gravitated to anything that moved or had wheels. Some of the cars he played with belonged to Peter, which made them very intriguing! 

Quote of the day: What I spent, is gone; what I kept, I lost; but what I gave away will be mine forever. ~ Ethel Percy Andrus

Today we went to visit the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary. The Sanctuary offers more than 12 miles of trails that invite you to explore the forests, meadows, and wetlands. A drumlin and esker, key landscape features, were formed by a glacier 15,000 years ago. Boulders stacked to create arches and a grotto setting, constructed in 1905, provide an adventurous walk along the Rockery Trail.

The beauty of our surroundings!
Turtles were everywhere, enjoying the summer sun. Mattie would have loved this sight!
Check out this cute frog!
Peter walking through the rockery! This was definitely a walk through that kids (and there are many of them..... as the sanctuary hosts a camp) enjoy! Actually kids of ALL ages, as I found it intriguing!
A scene Monet would have appreciated! Look at these wonderful water lilies. 
A water lily close up!
Clearly these chickadees are used to people and being fed. They were fluttering all around us and one even landed on Peter's hand.... looking for food. 
 A glorious and peaceful sight!
Turtles sitting on a log!
A metal whirligig, of birds! It captured the sunlight and breezes.

Meet Bok Bok the wild turkey. This turkey visits my in laws every morning and evening. I think he is getting so comfortable here, that now he comes to the deck door to check out what is going on inside. I am waiting for him to knock with his beak and request to come inside! In any case, he is a sight we have gotten used to for the last week, along with birds and hummingbird traffic! Something we will not be seeing when we return to DC tomorrow!

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