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 19, 2017

Thursday, May 19, 2017

Thursday, May 19, 2017

Tonight's picture was taken in June of 2009. I must say we were naive at that point in time because we had NO idea Mattie's cancer had metastasized. In this picture with Mattie, is Maya. Maya is Mattie's age and the only same aged friend Mattie made in the hospital. His other two hospital friends were significantly older than him. But Maya is smart and witty. In fact, they became friends at the same table you see in this photo. Maya, Mattie and a bunch of other children were sitting around the art table creating. Maya began to talk about how she hates needles and IVs. With that Mattie turned to her and said he understood. It truly caught my eye because Mattie wasn't always good at verbalizing his fears and anxieties in the hospital. But Maya gave his feelings words. In this photo, Mattie and Maya designed their own scenery and were in the midst of acting out a play about aliens from outer space. 

Quote of the day: I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. It's because of them I’m doing it myself. ~ Albert Einstein

It is after 1am, and I am still up working. So tonight's posting is brief. The walk facts for the day are:

  1. We have reached 88% of our goal ($70,195). Now $80,000 seems like a more reasonable target. 
  2. There are 255 people pre-registered for the Walk.
  3. We have sold $1950 in on-line raffle tickets. 

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