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

February 26, 2017

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Tonight's picture was taken in April of 2004. Mattie was two years old and as you can see playing in his green frog sandbox. Mattie absolutely LOVED his sandbox and would play in it at all times during the year. I did not have the heart to part with this sandbox. So now it is outside our deck, in our common's space. All the children who live in our complex come to play in Mattie's sandbox. I have to admit that when I first started seeing this, it upset me greatly. I wanted to tell them this box wasn't for them, and to move along. But I didn't. Over time I have accepted their visits and feel that Mattie would want other children to enjoy his frog and all the toys he kept inside of it. 

Quote of the day: You feel fine, and then, when your body can't keep fighting, you don't.Nicholas Sparks

Not writing much tonight as I haven't been feeling well all day. It is like I am having a total system shut down. I am absolutely exhausted and can't keep my head up. So as Sparks' quote aptly points out..... when your body gives out, you do have to listen to it and give in. Can't remember the last time I ever napped during the day. But I did today and plan to continue resting. 

1 comment:

Margy Jost said...

Vicki, I am sorry you felt so horrible Sunday. I am sorry that while I knew because of our conversation about Zofran that you did not feel well, I did not realize it was to this extent!💐
Your blog on Sunday said everything just with Mattie's picture. It is beyond precious. He looks so happy. Keeping his sandbox in your common area is a kindness to other kids living there. I often ponder your quotes, this morning after reading it, realize it was how you felt!
Hope you are better today.

Your flower arrangements for your dinner were beautiful. A dinner, all together, is a great way to thank & celebrate volunteers. Mattie Miracle has a lot of faithful helpers!