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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

August 19, 2012

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Tonight's picture was taken in August of 2007. We were out to lunch together, and Mattie posed for a picture with us. However, you should note that he wasn't standing on his two feet, he was swinging in the air, holding onto our shoulders and necks. He lived up to the animal on his t-shirt, he acting like a monkey!


Fact about The Irish Sea: The Sea separates the islands of Ireland and Great Britain. The sea is of significant economic importance to regional trade, shipping and transport, fishing, and power generation in the form of wind power and nuclear plants. Annual traffic between Great Britain and Ireland amounts to over 12 million passengers and 17 million tons of traded goods.

Today was a day at sea, which was quite needed given the touring pace we have had all week. My mom and I went to a line dancing class (quite different from the line dancing I have done before since it was very aerobic!) this morning and then we walked close to five miles around the deck's track. To our surprise, when we finished, the cruise line was serving hot tea outside on deck, and it was a lovely chance to sit and appreciate our calm surroundings. While sitting, chatting, and drinking, I was staring out into the ocean, and low and behold we were treated to a show of dolphins. They were jumping and moving along with our ship. The dolphins had a white bib, and were much smaller in length then any dolphin I have ever seen before.

A picture of the Sea of Hebrides. Which is taking us from Glasgow up to the Orkney Islands of Scotland.

Seagulls follow our ship in the morning and even in the evening!

This is the main square or Piazza on the Caribbean Princess.

We sailed passed Skye, an island of Scotland.

It is quite a sight to be out in the middle of the water and then to suddenly see land. It makes me appreciate how explorers must have felt centuries ago. These volcanic rock formations caught our attention while sailing by, so I snapped a picture. I am signing off for today, and will share our journey to Orkney Islands with you tomorrow.

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