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

June 22, 2014

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Tonight's picture was taken on June 23rd of 2007. Mattie posed for me right before heading off to his friend's birthday party! His friend was having a super hero party and Mattie wanted to go as super man. The irony was this costume was a set of pajamas! That did not stop Mattie from wearing this outfit. He attached a cape to the pajamas and off he went! Mattie had a great time at the party, ran around, and of course no party would be complete without tying up your own mother. Somehow it did not matter where Mattie was, I was always included in the play scheme. I played along that day, as I did most days, got covered in silly string, and I recall all the fun as if it were yesterday. This set of pajamas was actually given to Mattie that same year as a birthday present so it was rather cute that he decided to where it to a birthday party as well!

Quote of the day: In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing; the worst thing you can do is nothing. ~ Theodore Roosevelt

Most days I can easily sit down to write about my day or thoughts on the blog. On the rare occasion, such as today, this doesn't happen! I could struggle and try to produce something. Or I could step away from the computer and say tomorrow is another day. Which is what I am going to do. It isn't that I am a blank slate it is just that I have many things to say, but none of which is probably worth writing about now without it being taken out of context. It isn't as if anything in particular happened today, this is just the by-product of time and reflection. 

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