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

January 14, 2017

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Tonight's picture was taken in December of 2007. This was classic Mattie. He got this great idea to pile pillows in front of the tree and then to sit on top of the pillows! Rather than sitting beside me or on my lap. At the time I probably thought..... this won't be a usable photo to show others. Now of course what I love about the photo was it captured the spirit and creativity of Mattie. 


Quote of the day: No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. Hal Borland


This is how things looked this morning in our home! Sunny took to the couch, and who could blame him. It was cold, grey, and raining! Though that isn't my favorite combination, it doesn't seem to bother Sunny when he walks! He is like the post office..... he walks in rain, sleet, or snow. 
We took Sunny for a three mile walk today along the Potomac River. I just love this photo that Peter took. I entitled it.... "getting your seagulls in a row!" A rather funny sight and what was even more entertaining was they did not move from the railing when Peter approached to take a photo. 
Of course Indie is in the mix too! Don't think she gets left out. She loves to engage us, follow us around, and encourages us to play with her all the time. Now that we know she loves water, when either of us is in the bathroom, we turn on the sink for her. In a way, Indie and Sunny remind me of Mattie as a toddler. They both follow us to the bathroom and sit in there with us. Alone time is a thing of the past in our home.  

Check out this happy pooch. Yesterday Sunny wasn't feeling well, but by last evening, he bounced back and looked like himself again!



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