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: www.mattiemiracle.com 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

September 12, 2016

Monday, September 12, 2016

Monday, September 12, 2016


Tonight's picture was taken in September of 2006. Mattie went with Peter to Boston to visit his parents. I remained in DC because I was studying for a licensure exam and needed time to myself to concentrate. I remember receiving this photo! Clearly Mattie was having fun with a box that was transformed into a play house. Mattie was totally into boxes and always saw the possibilities!!! 








Quote of the day: Life is problems. Living is solving problems.  Raymond E. Feist


Sunny and I spend a lot of time together. We walk a good five miles a day, in two mile increments throughout the day. However, there are times during the day when I have to leave him alone and go out. Unfortunately you can't take a dog everywhere you want to go! What I am proud to report is that Sunny is absolutely perfect at home left to his own devices. He doesn't touch anything, damage anything, and has a bladder of steel!!! He is such a wonderful addition, and fits right in. 

Last night was his first night sleeping in a dog bed, not in his crate. He did great. Despite being very awake at 6:30am! But he clearly did not like the crate and to us it seems like he must have spent a lot of time prior to coming to us in a cage. So we really are opting for a cage free environment for him, especially since he is such a good boy! 


We are quite certain that Sunny has never had a toy before. He doesn't seem to know what to do with them! But I know he LOVES looking for and chasing REAL squirrels. So this weekend, I bought him a squirrel squeaky toy.  As you can see, he is LOVING it! Can you see his big teeth?


This squirrel doesn't have a chance!!!
This afternoon, I had this sighting! This is a first... both Indie and Sunny playing side by side. I view this is great progress as we are only in week two. 
Meanwhile my computer buddy is back!!! I haven't seen her out and about for a week, and was missing her cute ways. 

1 comment:

Margy Jost said...

Vicki,
I love closing out my day, looking at a Mattie smile. His smile lights up the page. I am glad you see and always have, the value of photos. I know when you took many of these pictures, you thought you had a lifetime of celebrating Mattie with the pictures, you took. I am sorry, you have but a few years.
Your quote tonight is so true. Some problems in life become to hard to solve. Then we work harder to find solutions, that may or may not work! But we never stop trying to be the difference.
I just felt sure that Sunny. & Indie would be friends❤️