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 20, 2016

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 --- Mattie died 366 weeks ago today.

Tonight's picture was taken in September of 2005. Mattie was three years old and enjoyed going out on the weekends for nature walks and then a picnic. Not something that I would have ever done without Mattie in our lives. 

Quote of the day: Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.Roger Caras

This afternoon my friend Peggy came over to meet Sunny. I had no idea she was coming with a bag of goodies for both Sunny and Indie. Peggy brought a lot of happiness into our home today. 

Sunny is a great dog, but came to us with NO concept on how to play. We have been working with him on this. Peggy brought Sunny two orange toy balls today and encouraged Sunny to fetch. To my amazement Sunny chased the ball and brought it back to us. He loved the engaged, not to mention watching the ball bounce. He practically bounced right along with it!

Peggy brought sunny this hard edible bone stuffed with marrow. This bone was a hit and will keep Sunny busy for weeks!
Peggy also brought Sunny a stuffed bear. Peggy just did not give it to Sunny, she really introduced Sunny to the toy. Told him it was his and then literally encouraged him to grab it and play with it. It worked! 
My friend Margy, brought this orangey bone to Curefest on Sunday. Sunny was overwhelmed from heat at Curefest, but I was happy to see him so playful today! 

Sunny is coming into his own and I am proud to report that Indie is freely moving about, playing, interacting with us and even Sunny. They are finding a way to tolerate each other and hopefully one day become friends! They are both such loving animals that I believe it is only a matter of time! 

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