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

November 15, 2020

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Tonight's picture was taken in November of 2005. Mattie was three years old and that weekend we took him to Great Falls Park. Mattie loved all outdoor adventures and got me in the habit of taking long walks on the weekend. I think Mattie would have loved meeting Sunny, because they share their love for walking and the outdoors. 

Quote of the day: Tonight's coronavirus update from Johns Hopkins.

  • number of people diagnosed with the virus: 11,000,984
  • number of people who died from the virus: 246,006

Yesterday we went through all the candy and snack items that were donated to the Foundation. The majority of snacks were shipped to us from our Amazon wish list and the majority of candy was dropped off at our location in Arlington, VA. For the most part all the candy we received was in its requested unopened vacuum sealed bags. We did receive some loose candy and it is being donated to shelters and other non-profits. 

This stack of bins will be headed to Children's Hospital at Sinai in Baltimore, MD in December. 

This stack of boxes are all the snacks going to Children's Hospital at Sinai. Our supporters were SUPER generous with snacks this year. We received all sorts of goodies: oatmeal, chips, popcorn, cookies, nuts, granola bars, k-cups of coffee!
This is the other half of the supply we received. We stuffed it into our friend's minivan. Which is filled from floor to ceiling! All of this will be delivered to MedStar Georgetown University Hospital on Tuesday! Georgetown will be receiving several bins filled with candy and the rest are boxes upon boxes of snacks!

All these donations will help stock our free snack and item carts at two hospitals. These carts serve over 1,500 families a year! The items on the carts help meet the daily needs of families who are caring around the clock for a child with cancer or other life threatening illness. When in the hospital, it is hard for parents to leave their child's bedside to meet their own basic needs. The carts serve this important psychosocial role.

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