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

November 11, 2016

Friday, November 11, 2016

Friday, November 11, 2016

Tonight's picture was taken in November of 2007. Mattie was five years old and I took him to visit Peter at his office. Mattie enjoyed drawing on Peter's dry erase board. Notice the tell tale Mattie symbol.... the sun! Mattie typically had the sun incorporated into all his drawings and paintings. I never mentioned this to him, he just naturally included it! Which is why the sun is the symbol of Mattie Miracle. 

Quote of the day: Far be it from me to stand between a girl and her Skittles. Sarah Weeks

Thankfully Peter had the day off from work today in honor of Veteran's Day. This is a first for Peter's company, because over the past decade everyone worked on this day. 

With Peter home, we were able to accomplish a lot together. We picked up more candy and delivered it to my friend, Ann's, home. What I am standing in front of is UNSORTED candy. Candy that our volunteers will comb through and sort. I assure you this is no easy task. On the left of the photo (in the shadows) are grey bins. This is candy that has already been sorted. 

Meanwhile at Mattie's school today the Robotics Club helped with candy sorting! The teacher is Richard Rho, and is he on the far right in the photo. Richard is a donor and a true supporter of Mattie Miracle. In fact, he is having his class work with Mattie Miracle on a 3-D printing project that will benefit children in the hospital. 
The students busy sorting! You can see they are absorbed in this task. I have found that people of all ages love candy sorting. It is a task that truly requires NO technology, but instead bonding and talking. A rarity these days. 
More sorting!
Tomorrow Peter and I are having friends over, including our God Daughter, Charlotte. In honor of this visit, I am making a three course lunch. I made a chocolate cake from scratch! This cake recipe is truly a winner. 
Peter and I made curried butternut squash/apple soup together, along with other goodies. It was a long day in the kitchen and Sunny was truly wondering about us. At several points, he was just sitting in the kitchen watching the whole process and wondering...... when are we going for a walk!???!

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