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 7, 2017

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Tonight's picture was taken in June of 2009. We went over to visit a friend of mine and her family had a pet parakeet, Ginny. Ginny liked to fly about the house and decided to perch on Mattie's shoulder. Mattie had NO IDEA what to make out of this. Which was the priceless expression you see here. Ginny seemed to like Mattie and though under normal circumstances Mattie probably would have loved this connection. But given all Mattie dealt with from his treatment he was somewhat frightened and did not like the feeling of her claws on his skin. 

Quote of the day: A clay pot sitting in the sun will always be a clay pot. It has to go through the white heat of the furnace to become porcelain. ~ Mildred Struven

I am beyond thrilled to have the raffle baskets behind me! In so many ways hosting a raffle at the Walk is like an event within an event. I am thankful to my friend, Carolyn, who has been our raffle chair and my raffle partner in crime for 8 years now. Together we solicit, accrue items, purchase items and then transform them. 

I have been staging these items for a week now, and Peter helped me wrap them with cello wrap, which really requires four hands. 
We wrapped 9 our of 10 baskets, and the tenth we are still awaiting items on!
We have 10 amazing baskets and to read the details for each basket and to purchase tickets, go to

All raffle proceeds go to supporting our psychosocial programs to assist children with cancer and their families. 
A raffle close up! As of tomorrow, all these baskets will be out of my home and into Carolyn's! Making way for more Walk preparations that are underway. 

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