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: www.mattiemiracle.com 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 2, 2015

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Tonight's picture was taken in July of 2007. Mattie was invited to his preschool friend, Kate's birthday party. She had a gymnastics party! Mattie never did gymnastics in his life, but he jumped right in and participated. Mattie was five years old and by that point really enjoyed socializing with his friends. Which showed the tremendous growth he had made. If you could have observed Mattie even two years before, he would not have engaged AT ALL in a group situation, much less participated in such an active physical, noise generating event. Mattie had overcome so many obstacles from a developmental standpoint even before cancer came into his life. In so many ways, he was a remarkable little fellow!


Quote of the day: A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love. ~ Saint Basil


Peter and I feel like the walking wounded today. We are both extremely tired and wiped out from the week. Though I must admit I have been feeling exhausted for some time now, without ever any down time to catch up on rest. It is jumping from one Foundation event or task to another. So now in my perspective I need mandatory rest. I haven't been talking about my headaches or other issues, but that doesn't mean they do not exist. My medical issues and I co-exist with one another. It seems to just be how life is, post-Mattie's death. Nonetheless, dealing with chronic pain on top of fatigue is overwhelming. So needless to say, I am not writing much today, as I need to start giving my head and eyes a rest from the computer. 

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