Mattie Miracle 9th Annual Walk & Family Festival -- Raised over $97,000

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

January 15, 2017

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Tonight's picture was taken in December of 2007. Again this was classic Mattie. Very eclectic if I do say so myself! Mattie was wearing a Santa hat, his Red Sox cap, sunglasses (inside!!), and was blowing his duck whistle which he got from a duck boat tour. It was a total look, but check out the shoes! On his right foot he was wearing one of his own shoes and on his left foot one of Peter's! He was clip clopping around our home this way and I felt it merited a photo. 

Quote of the day: An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language. ~ Martin Buber

Sunny had his second session of training today. Last week he had a hard time adjusting to all the dogs and the space, but this week he seemed calmer and more relaxed. He did a great job and he particularly loved the obstacle course they set up for the dogs. At heart Sunny loves to RUN! He does it was ease and grace. However, when Sunny returned home he threw up something awful and has been listless ever since. He was this way on Friday too, but had a good Saturday. So poor Sunny may have a visit to the vet in his future if I don't see improvement tomorrow. There are so many reasons why dogs vomit, and not having been a dog owner before, I have no idea which is the explanation! 

1 comment:

Margy Jost said...

Mattie & I would have been great friends! He is the kind of child that found his way to adventure, even a dressing event adventure. He makes crazy sock day and wearing clothes inside out seem mild compared to the variety of articles, he had on that day. So glad you snapped a picture!

Poor Sunny!!!! Please let me know how he is. Stories & pictures of Sunny & Indie are great to read!!!!!