Mattie Miracle 2022 Walk Was a $114,500 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

March 23, 2016

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Tonight's picture was taken on April 12, 2009. Mattie was in the hospital over Easter and his buddies, Louise and Meredith came to visit him. They hosted an Easter Egg hunt for Mattie in the hallway of the in-patient unit. Of course Mattie was in a wheelchair, but they wheeled him around and made it festive and fun for him. They knew Mattie did not like chocolate, so they stuffed the eggs with fun treats like play money and jelly beans. They brought a smile to all of us that day! These diversions are so crucial when in a hospital full time. 

Quote of the day: We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today. ~ Stacia Tauscher

Today I went to Georgetown University Hospital, because the Charity Through Medicine Club at Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria, VA was hosting their annual Easter Egg Hunt with Mattie Miracle. The Club purchases all the supplies, stuffs 800 colorful eggs, and helps host the event at the hospital.

From my own experiences, I know more social activities need to be provided to in-patient children. So the Easter Egg Hunt is always held in the in-patient pediatric units. These three high school seniors (Sarah, Isabel, and Margaret) did a fabulous job today!

This brother and sister duo had a great time together and collected a ton of eggs. It was a joy to watch the children get a little bit of happiness outside of their hospital rooms. 

Several of the children were in wheelchairs, but that did not stop the high school seniors. They pushed wheelchairs and helped the children collect eggs. This particular patient was THRILLED to be out of her room. In fact, I heard she was waiting all day today for the fun to begin. I can literally say that this event was the highlight of her day. 

We had a couple of fellows who were great egg finders!!! 

Sarah was pushing another patient in a wheelchair. You could tell he wasn't having the best of days. I remember those moments all too well. But I give him a lot of credit for coming out of his room and trying to engage in the hunt. 

Looking for eggs everywhere! The girls put the eggs all over and we made sure all the children 
had plenty of eggs to collect. 

After the hunt was over, all the children received a Georgetown Cupcake! I remember these treats so well, as Mattie and I used to love when Georgetown Cupcake came to the hospital! It has a way of making a bad day a little better. 

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