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

April 15, 2017

Saturday, April 15, 2017

 Saturday, April 15, 2017

Tonight's picture was taken on Easter of 2005. Mattie was almost three years old and this was his first Easter Egg hunt. It was a cold March day, but Mattie caught on quickly about the art of the hunt and finding eggs. Mattie was pictured with his cousins. 

Quote of the day: Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life.  ~ S.D. Gordon

Today was an incredibly long day! We decided to plant flowers on our deck. Fortunately before we went away for Mattie's birthday, I began the clean up process for our deck. Every fall and winter, our deck really gets beat up and debris accumulates on it. 

We shopped for plants, carried them up from our garage to our home, and then had to plant them. Planting alone took four hours and shopping and getting the plants to our doorstep was another three hours. So we were at this for seven hours today. 

While Peter was setting things up for us to plant, I took Sunny for a walk in our neighborhood. Don't these gardens tell you spring is here?!
Here is what our deck looked like before planting. 
While we were planting for hours, Indie was outside on the deck the entire time with us. She just LOVES her outdoor time. Sunny on the other hand, doesn't like going outside and sitting on the deck. We can only conclude that he spent many hours tied up outside with his former owner, and doesn't like it!

This is what our deck looks like now fully planted. 
Peter took some close ups of our flower planters. 
Another close up. We made sure the plants we selected would fill the deck with color. 
The upside down black barrel is one of Mattie's fountains that he made for my birthday. Peter cleans out Mattie's fountains for me every mother's day. 

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