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

January 11, 2017

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Tonight's picture was taken in December of 2007. We celebrated Christmas in Deerfield Beach, FL with my parents and we would try to give Mattie a little beach time everyday. When Peter and I first brought Mattie to the beaches in North Carolina, he hated it. But within two years time that all changed, and he grew to LOVE the sand. The water not so much, since he had a healthy respect for the ocean. Mattie was a born builder and saw the possibilities of using sand to create. 

Quote of the day: Dogs just need you and love, that’s all. ~ Jennifer Westfeldt

It was another full day of working on the Foundation's round table that is coming up. Don't ask me how a thirty person event could be so complex to plan. I plan the Walk each May, an event which draws around 400 people, so I figured how challenging could a smaller event be? Well I am finding out!!! Today was non-stop communications by phone and email..... communicating with speakers, attendees, caters, logistical issues, and congressional staffers. In between all of this, Sunny and I did our five mile walk for the day. I find the winter months, we can't handle much more than that. 

But check out the sight near by desk at about 6pm! Sunny took to Mattie's bed and Indie was on the floor watching this. Sunny retires early for the night, but gets up EARLY. He starts stirring at 4am. Not unlike a baby!

What I notice about Sunny is he likes to be wherever I am! If I go upstairs, he wants to be there and when working on my desk he typically isn't far from my feet. Sunny motivates me to take periodic breaks. He isn't subtle about it either. When he wants to go for a walk he will hover around me.... in essence telling me it is time to stop and walk!

1 comment:

Margy Jost said...

Hi Vicki, I love the picture of Sunny on Mattie's bed. I wonder if someday, Indie will jump onto the bed with Sunny. Maybe, she already has?
When you have time, I would love to know what MATTIE MIRACLE ROUND TABLE is. I understand it must be some kind of meeting but I am curious about entire event.

I am sure you already know how much the picture of Peter & Mattie meant! Another treasured picture. The story of life through pictures. I am so glad you are a big picture person!