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

October 14, 2016

Friday, October 14, 2016

Friday, October 14, 2016


Tonight's picture was taken in October of 2005. As I explained last night, Mattie NEVER celebrated Halloween in 2005, because he got sick with an ear infection that led to sepsis. However, prior to Halloween, Mattie and I made this adorable calico cat costume together. Mattie wanted the "M" cat tag! As you can see Mattie was surrounded by all the pumpkins he collected at fall festivals. He was a pumpkin fan. He loved the orange color and LOVED all pumpkin baked goods.  


Quote of the day: The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.Charles de Gaulle



I forgot to post this photo on Thursday's blog. I guess I was still in shock from the Uber ride from Hell to the Capitol, that the photo escaped my mind. 

One of the congressional offices we visited was Rep. Mike McCaul, who is one of the pediatric cancer caucus chairs. 

In 2012, Mattie Miracle gave Rep. McCaul a plaque for his support of psychosocial care and for sponsoring our first ever childhood cancer psychosocial symposium on Capitol Hill. When we entered the office, four years later...... the plaque is STILL on the wall. Can you see it?

I had a full day with my licensure board meeting and in between I took Sunny for his second grooming with us. He looks very handsome and will be taking photographs tomorrow!

This evening, my friend Heidi came to visit us with her daughter, Isabel, who is home from college on a Fall break. That is a new one to me, because I never heard of a fall break before! Sunny took a liking to Isabel and when Sunny is very comfortable he lies on his back with his paws up in the air. It is a sight to see! 

I met Isabel when she was in middle school. She has done a lot of volunteer work for Mattie Miracle. It is hard to believe we have known her for five years and she is now in college. 

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