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 17, 2020

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 -- Mattie died 581 weeks ago today.

Tonight's picture was taken in November of 2003. Mattie and I were in the kitchen dancing. Peter came in and snapped a photo of us in action. Got to love the big smile on Mattie's face! One thing was for sure about Mattie.... he loved music and movement right from the beginning. 

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

  • number of people diagnosed with the virus: 11,299,730
  • number of people who died from the virus: 248,027

Pictured here are Katie (Child Life Coordinator) and Christine (Hospital Educator). Both of these women work at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Mattie Miracle made a donation of candy and snack items, items which will keep our FREE snack and item carts stocked! 

Behind Katie and Christine is a sight I will never forget. These buildings belong to the medical school, and many a day, I wheeled Mattie around them and the garden just to get some fresh air from the hospital unit. It seems ironic, that even a picture of this outdoor space can transport me back in time.   

Even during a Pandemic, I would say that our supporters really stepped up once again to help us. In December, we will be making a delivery to Children's Hospital at Sinai in Baltimore. We have an equivalent size of items to donate. 

Occasionally it is good to reflect on where the Foundation was and where it is today! A great way to do this is reading our newsletters. This is what our January 2014 Newsletter looked like! Besides content, the whole layout of the newsletter was more simplistic. 

Meanwhile, our November 2020 Newsletter came out this week. This is, I believe, the fourth format we developed for our Newsletter templates. Though I complained about having to develop a new template two months ago (because the company we use migrated platforms), I think the new style is crisp, much easier to read, and definitely highlights our activities and achievements. 

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