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

February 28, 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 -- Mattie died 389 weeks ago today. 

Tonight's picture was taken in April of 2003, during Mattie's third birthday party. Mattie loved the cartoon, Blues Clues. So I hosted a Blue's Clues party for Mattie, and had all the children go on a scavenger hunt to find Blue's Clues around our home. It was a fun birthday, and Mattie was truly in the birthday spirit. Mattie's first two birthdays were challenging for him as he did not like a lot of noise, commotion, or chaos.... all part of a child's birthday party. But we turned a corner at age 3, and Mattie was right in the mix. 

Quote of the day: Tired, but not the kind of tired that sleep fixes. ~ Maureen Johnson

Our largest corporate sponsor, Dominion Consulting, posted this article today on their website. We were thrilled to read it. Dominion has been supporting Mattie Miracle since 2011 and recently also contributed to our Roundtable on Capitol Hill (January 24th) by providing our moderators, Todd and Joe. Both of Todd and Joe are professional consultants, who generously shared their skills and expertise with us and made our event a success. We are deeply grateful to Dominion Consulting. 


I am desperate to find the right setting to board Sunny. Leaving him with friends doesn't work, because he is an escape artist. So given that I heard so many wonderful things about Dogtopia in Alexandria, VA, we went for a visit today. Check out the welcome sign they had out for us. Sunny was evaluated and I was given a tour. Everyone I met was a love and VERY dog friendly. Sunny was cautious and shy, so I will be bringing him for a couple of daycare visits to help him get acclimated. Sunny is a very emotional and sensitive pooch, so finding the right place for him is crucial. Here Sunny would be interacting with dogs all day and at night crated for his own safety. So the jury is out! 


Anonymous said...

I am glad there are other alternatives, like this place, for you too possibly board Sunny. How do you think, he would manage crated at night?

It is too bad the friend choice did not work out!!

I love the picture of Mattie on his 3rd birthday, always sweet looking !
Your quotes always have meaning for me, I see it right away!

Margy Jost said...

The above Is from me!