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

June 5, 2017

Monday, June 5, 2017

Monday, June 5, 2017

Tonight's picture was taken in July of 2004. Mattie and his cousins were altogether in the Outer Banks. That day we all ventured to the aquarium. As you can see from this photo, Mattie always beat to his own drum. We may have wanted to take a group photo, but he had other plans. 

Quote of the day: For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

We started our day off outside on our deck. This was the sight we were seeing. Pelicans overhead and if you look closely, dolphin in the water. 

We journeyed to Duck today and walked around by the shops and had lunch at the Roadside Grill. We passed this place before, during all our previous visits, but we never ate there until today. It has a very casual atmosphere but the food is super fresh and tasty. I had a wonderful salad with broiled fish on top. It was delicious! Outside the restaurant were all these neat art structures made out of drift wood. This one was like a mobile hanging from a tree. 
These colorful things that look like stars or suns, are actually made out of plastic bottles. Cut open and painted. 
The other sign outside the restaurant is this one. It says, EAT, made out of forks and spoons. 
While we were having lunch, Peter paused to move the car closer to the restaurant, since it was going to pour and we did not want to get soaked. That worked out really well, as after lunch, it started to rain intensely.
Different things provide happiness to people. For me it is ice cream. Even on a rainy day, having ice cream, seems to make the day better. By the way, despite the fact that it was raining, we weren't the only ones at Dairy Queen. 

As promised the Walk photos continue. Tonight's postings are about the raffle. We featured ten amazing raffle baskets this year. I am very grateful to our individual and community donors which make this possible! 
This is Tricia, Mattie's favorite HEM/ONC nurse, purchasing raffle tickets. Every year Tricia comes to the Walk with her family and also purchases raffle tickets!
Postings of some of our winners. This is Peggy, our top adult fundraiser, three years in a row. She did not win a raffle basket, but claimed the Nats basket for a friend of hers who wasn't in attendance. 
These are our friends, Koseth, Cesar and their daughter, Charlotte. Charlotte is our God daughter. They won the dining around town basket. 
This is Ian, from Play-Well Teknologies. Even though Ian won this Legos basket, he opened it up and gave out the items to kids at the Walk!
Though I don't know this two some, I can assure you this little girl was VERY excited to win Scout bags!
Our friend Tina won the quilt basket. She will be working with our friend Terri, to design her own quilt.
This is Christopher. He went to preschool with Mattie and won the iPad basket. His family comes to our Walk every year in memory of Mattie. 
This is Debbi and her grandson. Debbi was Mattie's sedation nurse angel. She won two raffle baskets this year.... the money tree and the wine of the month. The funny part about this is Debbi has never won a raffle item before, despite playing each year. This year she was sitting next to my mom, and Debbi proclaimed that she won these baskets because my mom brought her good luck!

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