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 18, 2017

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Tonight's picture was taken in June of 2007, on Father's Day. That day we ventured to Union Station in DC to pick up a Duck Boat. This is a boat that gives you a tour on land and water. So it is an amphibious vehicle and we thought Mattie would enjoy the experience, especially since he loved vehicles. That day was filled with ups and downs, especially since the lines to get on the Duck Boats was very long. Mattie enjoyed the tour but by the time the tour was over, he had it. He wanted to go home, rather than go out to lunch as we had planned. 

Quote of the day: The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature. ~ Antoine-Francois Prevost

Peter is quite sure that we put in about 30 hours into designing and creating the 2017 Walk & Family Festival video. So needless to say it was a labor of love. But on holidays like today, when we aren't sure exactly what to do, we do land up working on Mattie Miracle projects. This will be Peter's 8th Father's Day without Mattie. So we are now celebrating more milestones without Mattie in our lives than when he was with us. That is a sobering reality and not one many people can comprehend nor relate to. 

You can view our video at the top of the blog or below, by clicking on the image. I think we did a great job capturing the spirit and energy of the day and the music most definitely enabled the photos to have more significant meaning. Each photo was selected to go with the lyrics in the song, and the tricky part was determining the length of time each photo was on the screen in order for the music and visual to make sense together. 

Mattie Miracle Walk 2017 Video (click on the image)

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