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 8, 2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Tonight's picture was taken in December of 2007. Mattie was visiting Peter's parents and brother in Boston. In my brother-in-law's driveway, they parked their boat. Mattie and his cousin Will, who is a year and a half older than Mattie, decided to hop aboard the boat and play. Since Mattie was into boats, I have no doubt that this was a happy moment for him. Mattie would tell anyone who would listen that he was saving his money to buy a boat. I don't mean a toy boat, but a REAL one!!!

Quote of the day: The most expected thing you can expect is what's unexpected. Dick Allen

Tonight's quote is so true. I had no idea that I would dealing with a clogged kitchen sink this afternoon, along with a leak under the sink. The clog is so significant and when you turn on the disposal, an incredible fountain occurs in the sink. Though my complex looked at the problem, they could only fix the leak under the sink. The clog is not on my end. The is something in the complex, perhaps on another floor that is blocked. They need to bring in special plumbers to address this issue. The problem however, is this isn't the first time this has happened to us. It happened a few years back! So until then we have no kitchen sink! 

Thankfully prior to this kitchen clog, I was able to make a Cream Cheese/Pesto/Sun Dried Tomato Torte. I am bringing it to my friend's Christmas party tonight. 

I'm tired of the unexpected, and some how it is the unexpected that is always deeply tiring and trying. 

1 comment:

Margy Jost said...

Mattie's picture with his cousin is so nice to see. Two cousins playing together! Mattie does look like he is having a good time.
It pulls at my heart that he hoped to own a boat someday. Sometime when we are together, I will tell you why.
Your torte looks amazing! I imagine you to be a great, creative cook. I hope you had fun at your friend's home.

Your quote is so appropriate. In fact, it is another one I will write down. I think most days a lot of what happens is totally unexpected. We cling to the few good things and try to deal with all the unexpected that just piles up. I used to have a magnet the read, LIFE IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU ARE PLANNING SOMETHING ELSE. So very true