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

September 10, 2016

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Tonight's picture was taken in September of 2008. In a way this is a great follow up photo that illustrates last night's blog theme..... the beauty of a cardboard box. In all reality there was NOTHING Mattie couldn't do with a box. As you can see, Mattie's psychosocial providers collected a few boxes for him. Mattie taped them together and was transporting them to his hospital room. For yet another admission. I can't tell you how many boxes and creations we stored in our two by four of a hospital room. But it did not bother Peter and me because we knew this was a great distraction for Mattie. 

Quote of the day: Compassion is the antitoxin of the soul. ~ Eric Hoffer

This was what was happening in our living room this afternoon. Sunny is truly man's best friend. He has integrated into our home, like he has always been here. There really was NO transition and very little difficultly! Which is remarkable. He is the ideal dog, and I am beyond perplexed why someone would abandon him. 
This evening, we took Sunny on his first official playdate at my friend, Heidi's home. Heidi's dog is Fenway, and today was Fenway's birthday! Sunny and Fenway took an instant liking to one another. But in all honestly, I have yet to meet a dog that has issues with Sunny! Sunny seems to ooze out kindness, patience, and leadership. But in a loving way. 

Somewhere along the way, Sunny had to be in a loving household. He was trained to understand commands, he isn't destructive at home, has a bladder of steel, and rarely barks! We call him our "Super Pooch!"

1 comment:

Margy Jost said...

I love hearing Mattie loved boxes and that you share his creations!!! I always saved boxes but only a few, really wanted to be involved with this level if creativity. Mattie & I would have been great friends.
Your quotes always make me think!!!
I am so glad about a SUNNY!❤️ I always felt it was a great choice- to get a cat & a dog!!!