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 24, 2016

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Tonight's picture was taken in October of 2004. Mattie was two and a half years old and was on a preschool field trip to Butler's Orchard in Maryland. This was Mattie's first experience with hay and a barn. Kids were running around, jumping, throwing hay, and having a ball. Mattie did not care for noise or too much commotion back then. Yet I was able to convince him to come in the barn for a little bit and to experience the hay. As Mattie got older, he truly loved this barn. 

Quote of the day: All his life he tried to be a good person. Many times, however, he failed. For after all, he was only human. He wasn't a dog.Charles M. Schulz

Our collie friend, Rose, emailed me a photo of her newest collie rescue. This is Rocky. Rocky is a tri-colored collie. He is four years old, neutered, up to date with shots, and is very friendly! Rocky is well behaved and responds to commands. 
Rocky is in need of a forever home. It is hard to believe that this cutie isn't in a loving home now. We met Rocky last weekend! He got along great with Sunny. 
This is a photo of Rocky meeting a local neighborhood dog. 

Rose is a wonderful find. We got connected with her through a mutual friend. Rose has agreed to watch Sunny during the holidays for us. Sunny is SO social, that I truly can't imagine putting him in a more institutional setting while we are away. I do not think he would thrive  in such a setting! Sunny requires a lot of attention and love and we already know that Sunny gets along with Rose's collies. 

It was a cloudy day, but Sunny makes it sunny inside! It isn't unusual for Sunny to lie on his back. When he does this around us, it means he really wants us to rub his tummy! 
Isn't he a cutie?! I walked Sunny on the National Mall today, and I can't experience a walk without someone stopping me and asking.... "what type of dog is this?!"

This is one of my favorite Sunny moves! I entitle it "downward dog!" Sunny doing yoga!!! We did not teach him this, it is something he does to stretch his body after rising from a sitting position!

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