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

November 3, 2016

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Tonight's picture was taken in November of 2005. Rather ironic, since it was taken at Great Falls. We took Sunny to Great Falls this past weekend. Great Falls was another place Mattie truly enjoyed. But then again, being outdoors, exploring nature, and not confined by space and people was where Mattie thrived. 


Quote of the day: I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house. ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne



Hawthorne's quote speaks to me today. It was another beautiful 70+ degree weather day in DC and it made walking Sunny so pleasant. On days like this you don't want to be trapped indoors and fortunately Sunny gives me an excuse to enjoy the actual sun. 

However, look what I saw along our walk today... Georgetown is decorated for Christmas. What on earth?! It is only November 3rd, and we haven't even had Thanksgiving yet. I found it an absolutely disturbing and confusing sight! 
As you can see Mattie Miracle's 6th annual candy drive is well under way. This is my friend Heidi's dining room table.... filled with ziploc bags for sorting candy. Heidi's friend Jill is in this photo and Jill was kind enough to sort for us. Keep in mind that Jill is visiting from England. Long trip to sort candy!!! I appreciate the energy both ladies bring to this task. 
Now here is another starling sight! Outside my deck door today I found this HUGE hibiscus. With NO note. I have asked my complex's management and even my neighbor near me who loves plants. No one knows where this plant came from. It is clearly meant for us to plant and take care of, but I can't tell if it was a gift or an abandoned plant left for us to deal with. Either case, I have to deal with it. It needs to be potted, so I have to go buy a big pot to fit this small tree, and then it has to come inside as a hibiscus won't make it outside in the winter. My other green friends have taken over my living room now, so I am not sure where this one is going!

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