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

August 7, 2017

Monday, August 7, 2017

Monday, August 7, 2017

Tonight's picture was taken in August of 2008. Mattie was in his first week or so of treatment. At that point Mattie did not know what he wanted to wear in the hospital. So he stuck with hospital clothes. As Mattie's treatment continued he opted to wear his pajamas. We literally had a ton of pajamas by that point for him to choose from and they had to be button up shirts, because once he had his surgery, he was unable to lift his arms over his head. 

In this photo, you see Mattie wearing a model magic mask he created. He did this in the hospital hallway because when we first entered the hospital an in-patient playroom did not exist. Nonetheless, we made the best of it in the hallway, thanks to the child life staff. To this day, I still have this mask on display in our kitchen. 

Quote of the day: That no one dies of migraine seems, to someone deep into an attack, an ambiguous blessing.Joan Didion

I did not start the day with a headache, but after doing Foundation work today, I have developed a full blown migraine. Which means I am stepping away from the computer for the rest of the day. Until tomorrow. 

1 comment:

Margy Jost said...


I am so sorry about your migraine. Hoping you are sleeping and will wake up feeling better. I know I wondered in the years of my own headaches how I managed to survive. They could be comletely controlling, I am sorry you live with them, constantly!

Mattie's mask is very creative, the coloring & feathers add a lot. I love model magic because it is so pliable but dries nicely.

Mattie's smile always touches my heart❤️