Mattie Miracle 9th Annual Walk & Family Festival -- Raised over $97,000

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

October 1, 2016

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Tonight's picture was taken in October of 2003. Mattie was a year and a half old and until I saw this photo, I almost forgot Mattie's great love for pulling out all the VHS tapes and DVDs out from the TV cabinet. Mattie enjoyed playing with their boxes, and slacking and sorting them. As you can see, Mattie was multi-tasking. He was watching a video but also his hands and mind were very busy. RARELY, unless Mattie was sick, did I see him motionless and focused only on one activity. 

Quote of the day: A great wind is blowing, and that gives you either imagination or a headache. ~ Catherine the Great

Peter and I feel exhausted today. I am not sure if it is all the traveling around in one day or the rainy and depressing weather. However, weather doesn't typically affect Peter.

This was the sight in our bedroom this morning. We have to close our bedroom door at night, otherwise both Sunny and Indie would be jumping over both of us throughout the night. However, when we wake up in the morning and open the bedroom door, Sunny jumps right on the bed. I think the rain got to Sunny today because he wanted to rest this morning too!

Sunny looking at Peter, as they both get ready for a walk in the rain. 
Do you get the picture?! Sunny desperately wanted to go out and was looking at Peter as if to say...... "Are you ready yet?! I'm waiting so patiently!!!"

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