Mattie Miracle 2021 Walk was a $125,000 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

November 8, 2012

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Tonight's picture was taken in November of 2007. Mattie and I were standing on the bridge leading to Roosevelt Island. A typical weekend activity for us. On the Island, Mattie always found an item that intrigued him and most likely it came home with us. Such items could be a leaf (like the one I am holding), a stone, or even a stick. In fact, we had so many collected sticks that we made an artistic stick display in the plaza of our complex for all to see.

Quote of the day: Your thoughts, words and deeds are painting the world around you. ~ Jewel Diamond Taylor

The deeds of many of our supporters are speaking volumes! They are painting the world around us! We have been inundated with candy, which is a wonderful problem to have. I picked up more candy today and the loads are so significant that I can't collect them with my car. I have to use Peter's explorer.

Candy is all around us at home and the fragrance of chocolate hits you as soon as you walk into our front door. It is pervasive. As you can see our dining room table is covered with candy.

The candy continues to the floors as well. Literally it is everywhere. I haven't tabulated how much we have collected so far but it is significant. I am signing off for the day, but I wanted to say a big THANK YOU to all our candy contributors. This candy will be making SO many families very happy!

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