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 29, 2017

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Tonight's picture was taken in June of 2009. We were given tickets to see a Nat's game, so we took Mattie to the stadium. I will never forget this visit to the ball park. Why? Because we got many rude and hurtful stares from people all around us. You would have thought Mattie had four heads and was purple! Mattie noticed people stopping and looking, but how I did not throttle a few people that day is beyond me. Eight years later and I still can recall this exact moment in time. I am not a sports fan anyway, and if I never return to Nat's park, that would be fine with me. 

Quote of the day: Just living is not enough... one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. Hans Christian Andersen

Look who was enjoying his time in the living room last night. Sunny will roll on his back on occasion and what he is looking for is attention. Specifically he LOVES tummy rubs. 
We took Sunny to Scott's Run Nature Preserve today. I can't tell you how many times we took Mattie there. Mattie loved crossing the water on these large stepping stones. Though Sunny isn't fond of water, he wasn't going to negotiate his way on the stones. 

Mattie traversed this part of the trail many different ways..... by stepping on stones, through the water, and at times on top of Peter's shoulders.

Sunny and I by the overlook! We walked in the morning because today was in the 90's and very humid. 
Sunny took to this trail like a duck to water. He absolutely loves new adventures and checking out the trees, bushes, birds, and occasionally what ever dog he meets along his path. 

1 comment:

Margy Jost said...

Vicki, I am sorry you encountered rude people at the Nat's Stadium. I am sorry a fun time with Mattie was dampened because others were rude. I will never understand how people respond to illness. My knowledge of just how events like this can turn sad or disastrous comes from the years of attending different events with kids in treatment and their families. Truthfully, I was so dumbfounded that the first time, I was shocked to silence. But never again,, People don't realize that stares, side glances can even affect a child. The parents notice but so does the child who despite being sick now, remembers the days when nothing hurt, they had full time energy, smiles weren't forced and they felt invincible.