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

December 1, 2016

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Tonight's picture was taken in December of 2008. Mattie was visited by Scooby Doo in the hospital. But that wasn't the first time either!!! Mattie received many visits from Scooby while in the hospital for over 14 months. Which was fine with Mattie, since he was a SUPER Scooby Doo fan. He practically saw every movie and TV episode possible! In fact, the theme of Mattie's sixth birthday was Scooby Doo and he had a big Scooby Doo cake! I still have the toy Mystery Machine car and plastic figurine of Scooby and Shaggy from this cake. They sit on Mattie's bookshelf in his room. 

Quote of the day: That best portion of a good man’s life: His little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.William Wordsworth

This is a glorious sight to me!!! Why? Because this signifies the end of a very successful candy drive. As so many of my blog readers know..... I have been delivering Post-Halloween candy from the Mattie Miracle Candy Drive all over town since the week before Thanksgiving. It is a challenge to sort, bag and store 10,000 pounds of candy, but we did it. Half of it was stored in my friend's garage and the other half at Mattie's School. 

I had the good fortune to visit Mattie's school today and to work with the wrestling team. The team helped us load the delivery truck last year too! They moved over 40 large bins filled with candy today. What would have taken me HOURS or the whole day, took this team of strong fellows FIVE MINUTES! They weren't winded or bothered by the lifting task. Wonderful no? 

In any case, I will head back to Mattie's school tomorrow morning and will ride along in the truck with the Dean of Students, and in tow will be a small school bus with one of Mattie's kindergarten teachers and several high school student volunteers. We need all this man power to help transfer the bins from the truck to each of the locations. Delivering candy is no easy task, because it isn't as simple as driving up to the site and dropping candy off. First we need to take the bins out of the truck and then cart them inside to the location where the bins will be stored. But by noon tomorrow, all 10,000 pounds of candy will be delivered! It is a total thrill to have this behind us!!! But what yesterday proved to me..... people truly appreciate the candy. I was so happy to get this feedback, because it means all this effort is not for waste!

1 comment:

Margy Jost said...

Congratulations Vicki & Peter for an amazing 2016, candy drive. Your band of sorters, and those helping with delivery are kindness at its best. I loved your quote and Mattie with Scooby.!!!!

Mattie lived too short of a life, that goes without saying. Your Foundation, in his memory, is a lasting tribute of an amazing, loving boy!