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

February 10, 2020

Monday, February 10, 2020

Monday, February 10, 2020

Tonight's picture was taken on February 27, 2008. That day Mattie's kindergarten class went to Martha's Table, to prepare sandwiches for the homeless members of our community. After all the sandwich assembly was done, Mattie and his friends took it upon themselves to clean up. Mattie and his closest buddies, Charlotte and Campbell, were sweeping away. I thought this was such a great sight, I took photos!

Quote of the day: You miss 100% of the chances you don’t take. ~ Wayne Gretzky

Tonight's quote resonates with me given what I have been working on all day. It is after 10pm, and I am still glued to the computer. What have I been doing? I have been looking for companies that donate to non-profits. Both financially and in kind contributions. It isn't as easy as you would think to apply for some of these opportunities and it is even harder to be selected as a recipient. 

The bigger companies won't even look at us unless we have an audited financial statement. Which is created by independent auditors who would attest to our financial statement's fairness and compliance with generally accepted accounting principles. Given our size and what we have been raising recently per year, we have moved to having a financial review by our CPA. But a financial audit is a big undertaking that is matched with an equally large price tag! A fee we can't justify spending right now. 

But as Gretzky's quote points out, I really won't know what we qualify for, unless I apply. So I have been busy typing away all day. Mind you I have a migraine, going on over 7 days now, and looking at the computer doesn't help. Therefore, I am signing off for tonight! 

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