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 9, 2016

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 -- Mattie died 360 weeks ago today. 

Tonight's picture was taken in June of 2004. In Peter's parents living room, you can see the stack of vehicles in front of Mattie. The more the better! With Mattie, I learned that children do gravitate to the things that interest them. You can expose them to a lot of different things, but to some extent what they want to play with is hard wired within them. So despite not know much about vehicles, I quickly got up to speed because this greatly interested Mattie.  

Quote of the day: Some of the finest moral intuitions come to quite humble people. The visiting of lofty ideas doesn't depend on formal schooling. ~ Alfred North Whitehead

We flew back from Boston today. The weather in Boston has been beautiful. Clear blue skies and very little humidity! A real change from DC. While in the air, we saw SO MUCH air traffic around us. It was actually daunting. One jet literally flew right under us and we could see it distinctly! 
It took us about 40 minutes to land. Which is unusual! Especially since the flight from Boston to DC is around 65 minutes altogether. So this flight was much longer than normal, and of course that concerned me. However, look what we were flying into...... it looked like pea soup. You can hardly see National Cathedral. 
We flew passed the Washington Monument and you can see how hazy and gray it was today. 
Since I found out that our vet extended her hours until 8pm today, we dashed in the car and picked up Indie a day ahead of schedule. They said she wasn't vocal and ate very little while we were gone. When she got home, she headed right underneath the bed. But she did not last long there as she clearly recognizes us and knows that she is home. 

1 comment:

Margy Jost said...

I am so glad Indie is home and she clearly recognizes it as home! That makes me so happy as did looking at the last two photos of Mattie with the trucks. Children are clearly, at least to me, hard wired to what they like and will always come back to it. Of course there is family and peer pressure, as they get a little older. However children from the start, definitely have favorites.

While I can't repeat the wording of the last two nights quotes, they touch me deeply. They spoke volumes about life to me. You find & share meaningful quotes that I definitely spend time contemplating. 🌻🌻🌻