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

August 30, 2016

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 -- Mattie died 363 weeks ago today. 

Tonight's picture was taken in August of 2005. Each August we took Mattie to Los Angeles to visit my parents. On this particular trip, we visited San Diego. This was Mattie at Legoland. Mattie was a HUGE Lego fan and therefore this theme park was built with him in mind. He had a great time there, from seeing Lego structures to all the fun rides. In fact, Mattie received his first driver's license from Legoland. It was something he was proud of!

Quote of the day: Fear makes us feel our humanity. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Here is a photo of Mattie's driver's license that I mentioned above! This was something Mattie was very proud of! This license still hangs on Mattie's closet door today. 

I am back from Los Angeles. The flight was very good, I had no one in the middle seat next to me, and when I walked in the door, I got a big greeting from Indie!

1 comment:

Margy Jost said...


I am glad you got home safely with no incidents.

I definitely know, I would have left that play when you did. We both take fundraising so seriously, that it is a shame when people doing it seem to make a mockery of the importance of offering a quality event if you are doing it for a worthwhile cause.

In your last few blogs, your quotes have really interested me and made me think about my ideas concerning fear and courage. I know I will be thinking about both.

As always, I love your Mattie pictures! They are so special. I think of all the people, I know who don't treasure pictures as I do. Pictures tell a story. Your pictures tell a story of love. Very special!