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

March 6, 2017

Monday, March 6, 2017

Monday, March 6, 2017

Tonight's picture was taken in April of 2007. Mattie was five years old and what I love about this photo was the fact that I caught Mattie doing what he loved to do best.... create with packing boxes. Notice the plate on the floor. Mattie did not like to take the time to eat, but would eat if you left snacks by his projects. He ate on his own time frame! Our home at one time was filled with Legos, just about in every room. Mattie gravitated to building and designing. Which was why I called him my little engineer. 

Quote of the day: Pleasure is the flower that passes; remembrance, the lasting perfume. ~ Jean de Boufflers

Last Tuesday, February 28th, Mattie Miracle hosted an appreciation dinner for volunteers. We do this every year before our Walk to thank our core volunteers for their amazing service to the Foundation. Many of our volunteers have been working with us since the inception of the Foundation. 

I love flowers, so I made these flowers to decorate our dinner table. 

It dawned on me that I never posted these photos from last week. We had 19 volunteers at our dinner held at the Del Ray Cafe. The owners of the Cafe have supported Mattie Miracle's raffle each year with a generous gift certificate. 

So when I decided to pull out of the previous restaurant we used for our volunteer dinner, I gave it great thought as to who to work with and develop a relationship. I felt it was important to select a restaurant whose owners were behind our mission. This Barn Room, which was a private room, was the perfect setting for our dinner. 

I think this may have been our best and most cohesive dinner yet. There is something to be said about good food, wine, and the right environment! 

The group truly enjoyed hearing an update about the Foundation and our accomplishments to date. We even brought "props" with us, so our volunteers could see the many publications we have contributed to and our desire to expand the message that.... psychosocial care must be a part of comprehensive cancer care. 

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