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

November 5, 2016

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Tonight's picture was taken in November of 2005. Mattie was three years old and frankly I think this photo says it all! Mattie was in his element here. Mattie loved painting and creating with his feet. That whole notion wouldn't appeal to me in the least, but Mattie loved the feeling of paint on his feet and would create cards and all sorts of useful things with his painted creations. Ironically though Mattie was a very neat child and understood that the paint had to be contained to the paper and newspaper. He never ran around our home with painted feet! When he was done, I literally would pick him up and carry him to the kitchen sink to get cleaned up!

Quote of the day: Candy is natures way of making up for Mondays. ~ Unknown

Today was not a good day for Peter. My hope is he doesn't have the flu. He is absolutely miserable and truly had to take to the couch today. He wanted to do things, and I said NO! 

But check out who sat with him most of the day. Seems to me that Indie is taking over where Nurse Patches (our previous calico cat) left off. 
Later in the day, there was a switch. Indie went to sit on a chair and Sunny took over the watch. 
Meanwhile, I have been walking Sunny today and doing some chores. In the midst of that, I cooked up homemade lentil soup for Peter. 
I received these wonderful candy photos from the River School in Washington, DC. The River School has been a candy donor of ours for several years now, but this is the first year that the School had a candy sorting party with parents and children. Apparently it was a success and the School donated 200 pounds of candy to us today. Amazing, no?!
You can see parents and children sorting candy. Actually sorting is a wonderful exercise that teaches so many skills. In fact one preschool director told me that she is assessing her students pre-reading skills by watching them sort the candy. Some of the younger children sort by wrapper color, shape of candy, and others by the name of the candy! It is fascinating and so happy that this fun task is also an educational one.
Some of The River School's sorted products!!!

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