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

May 20, 2017

Friday, May 19, 2017

Friday, May 19, 2017

Tonight's picture features a poster that will be on display at Sunday's Mattie Miracle Walk. We are featuring the faces of 66 children who lost their battle to cancer. We call them our Forever Heroes. We did a campaign request on Facebook a few weeks ago and the response was amazing. Which is sad, but what I had suspected. When you lose a child to cancer, you relish any opportunity to display photos and memories. It is quite possible that our attendees will find these posters sad, but the posters are the reality of childhood cancer. Five children die each day in the US from this disease and with that come psychosocial issues that impact and affect the families forever. Our Faces of Hope posters (which reflect on cancer survivorship) along with our Forever Heroes posters provide a visual reminder that psychosocial issues do not end when the treatment does. Children are faced with late effects (e.g., secondary cancers, heart disease, high blood pressure, heart disease, hearing loss, eating disorders, substance abuse, depression and anxiety) and bereaved families contend with a lifetime of grief. Which is why Mattie Miracle is committed to psychosocial issues across the entire cancer journey not just during diagnosis and treatment. 

Quote of the day: Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Walk Facts....................................

  1. We are achieved 90% of our fundraising goal as of today: $72,311
  2. We have 279 participants pre-registered
  3. The on-line raffle has raised $2,365
  4. Our Walk teams have raised in total: $30,000

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