Mattie Miracle 8th Annual Walk & Family Festival was an $88,000 Success!!!

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

July 1, 2017

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Today's picture was taken in November of 2003. Mattie was 7 months old and I took this photo because I was intrigued over what fascinated Mattie. From an early age, Mattie LOVED flashlights. In fact, light was one of the first words he spoke! After the word CAT! But Mattie didn't just like the fact that a flashlight produced light, he likes that you could unscrew it and it would produce something inside (batteries). Mattie loved to disassemble and reassemble things like flashlights and many of his toys. It truly was a feat to watch because as an adult, I am not quite sure I would have known how to put together a deconstructed hotwheel car!

Quote of the day: The soul is healed by being with children. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Peter, Sunny, Indie, and I are driving today to Boston! Given that this is a holiday weekend, it has the potential of being a very long trip. Mind you it is a long car trip on a good day. Fortunately Sunny and Indie are great travelers, as we learned last summer with them in tow. So tomorrow, I will be writing to you from Boston. 

1 comment:

MargyJost said...


Your quote tonight grabbed my heart! It is so true! I worked an entire career, first with preschool age children, then teaching music & movement in a day care, finally providing fun activities for kids in treatment for Cancer. In this position, I worked with children/ young teens/older teens. There are many, who would say what a sad job. Absolutely yes, it was horrific that Cancer affects children. However, the job was never work because children have a way of making their way into your heart, taking care of their own caregivers in this setting. The children, I knew & loved along with their families made my life better because they brought out the best in everyone, they met. Cancer robs Children & their families of all the normalcy, life offers. It's unfair. Life doesn't offer any assurances but one thing sure is spending time with a child is never forgotten!