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

March 21, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 -- Mattie died 392 weeks ago today.

Tonight's picture was taken in March of 2007. Mattie was almost five years old here, and in preschool. After school we spent time out on the deck and as you can see Mattie captured all the snow that fell and made little castles with it! This was classic Mattie, because after building with sand or snow, he always wanted to decorate his creations. Usually with something found in nature. 

Quote of the day: The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work. ~ Harry Golden

Mattie Miracle wrote a psychosocial chapter for a sarcoma book about a year or so ago. Now that the other authors have finished their chapters, the book is set to be published this year. Very exciting because all the other chapters are on medical care, which is why this psychosocial chapter is such a crucial addition. In any case, I spent several hours proofing this chapter, and since it was written about a year ago, several things needed to be updated as it related to the Psychosocial Standards of Care.  Once the book comes out, I will try to share my chapter with my readers. 

Meanwhile, Sunny and I went for a walk this afternoon. He chased a squirrel right up the tree. You can see him in the center of the photo. 
Sunny waiting for the squirrel to come down!!! If I did not hold Sunny tightly on the leash, there would be many dead squirrels in our neighborhood! 
This was the sight in our kitchen today at dinner time. Who says cats and dogs can't be friends? I really think these two enjoy each other's company at meal times.

1 comment:

Margy Jost said...

Vicki, I was scrolling down before I closed my IPAD to get ready and saw the picture of Mattie with his snow castles. I look at all of his pictures through a lens of disbelief. The disbelief comes from just how alive & healthy the pictures, of course, show him to be. It is an absolutely precious Mattie picture. I hope it is one you have framed!
Hard work is often the only thing that saves one from despair!

I am so glad you are Sunny's forever home. He looks like a very loved dog! I hope I get to read your chapter in the Sarcoma book