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 13, 2017

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Tonight's picture was taken in May of 2009, at the Mattie March. You can see Mattie upfront in the wheelchair, being pushed by Linda (Mattie's child life specialist). It was a very memorable event and we were thankful Mattie's blood counts were high enough to attend and be around so many people. I naturally reflect on this event, as our annual walk is only a week away!

Quote of the day: The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.M.K. Clinton 

In the midst of walk items all over our home and constant work, we have Sunny who forces us to stop what we are doing and enjoy a moment. Of course it is directed at meeting Sunny's needs, but he does get us out of our rut! 
This afternoon a colleague of Peter's had a party at her home for the office. Sunny was also included as other dogs were going to be there. We got to see our God daughter, Charlotte as well. Charlotte just turned 1 in February, and she has already grown tremendously since we last saw her. 
This is typical of Sunny. If he sees us paying attention to something or someone else, he is immediately on the scene to check it out and get into the mix. Sunny is very gentle and calm around people of all ages, so I never worry he is going to do something naughty. But he is fascinating to watch and we are quite certain if Mattie were alive, he would have LOVED Sunny!

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