Mattie Miracle 10th Anniversary Walk was an $119,000 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

March 23, 2020

Monday, March 23, 2020

Monday, March 23, 2020

Tonight's picture was taken in April of 2009. Mattie was in the child life playroom at the hospital and he was performing magic tricks. What you can't see was that Mattie was surrounded by his social worker, art therapist, chaplain and his school's assistant head. Magic was a great tool for Mattie, because not everyone could perform and do it. He could and that made him feel special. It also was a great ice breaker, as many of Mattie's health care team would watch, ask him questions, and this would help him break out of the shell of armor he developed while in treatment. 

Quote of the day: The latest Coronavirus counts in the US according to Johns Hopkins:
Tested positive..... 41,708
Deaths due to the virus......573

As we face the beginning of week two in social isolation, we escaped to Roosevelt Island to walk Sunny. I figured this would be the perfect day to visit the Island, as it was raining and in the 40s. I was correct! We practically had the whole Island to ourselves. 
The signs of spring all around us. 
The beauty of Sunny is he doesn't seem to notice that anything is wrong, or that our world has been turned upside down. Which is great for us, as caring for him, gives us some sense of normalcy. 
Can you see the three bucks? Look closely they are there and they were as fascinated by us as we were of them. 

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