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 11, 2016

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 -- Mattie died 369 weeks ago today. 

Tonight's picture was taken in October of 2004. Mattie was two and a half years old and this was his second year attending Fall Festivals. Mattie just loved them. The previous year (Mattie's first year going), Mattie was rather intimidated. He was overwhelmed by the number of people, the noises, and forget about the big slides on the hills. Mattie wanted nothing to do with these huge outdoor slides. But by the second year, and with coaxing from Peter, they went down them together. That was my first real glimpse at the adventuresome nature within Mattie. 

Quote of the day: The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole,but true beauty in a Woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she knows.Audrey Hepburn

Tomorrow I am headed to Goodwin House to meet with their outreach committee. They are the residential community that just surprised us with a $5,000 contribution. I look forward to meeting this group, thanking them and encouraging them to join our events. After that meeting, we are then headed to Capitol Hill to meet with staffers about next steps regarding the psychosocial standards of care project. It will be a busy Wednesday. 

This is what is going on in our living room right now. Indie is sitting on a chair and staring at me!!!

This was what Indie was staring at! Sunny just LOVES attention and affection. But don't worry Indie gets her own time too! She is completely used to Sunny now and has no problem walking around him, hanging out near him and sniffing him! Way to go Indie!

1 comment:

Margy Jost said...

I LOVE THE PICTURE OF INDIE STARING AT YOU WHILE YOU PLAY WITH SUNNY! I am positive they get equal time but those pictures are great!!!
Congratulations to Mattie Miracle for receiving this generous gift from the Goodwin House.

I love your quotes!!!! This one - so true