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 9, 2017

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Tonight's picture was taken in March of 2009. Mattie had just cut the ribbon into the playroom (see last night's photo) and was now inside celebrating the official launch of the child life playroom. Gilbert the giraffe from Toys R Us came to the party and as you can see he was a total hit with Mattie. Mattie was actually in rare form at the party. Mainly because he had been playing in this playroom way before the launching of the room. The ceremony actually happened months after the room was open. So Mattie showed everyone around in the room and he had cake, and it was a fun celebration for him. Honestly that playroom was a God sent, and I have no idea what patients and families did before the room opened! Well actually I know the answer to my own question, because when we first entered treatment this playroom was under construction. Therefore the only place to play other than one's room was in the hallway, which I assure you was horrible! 

Quote of the day: There is no bad time for good news.  Stephen King

If yesterday was 70 degrees, today was like 20 and with an occasional snowflake or two. These two extremes make it absolutely impossible. Of course my furry friend could care less what the weather is like.... we are out walking in it  no matter what!

I may have been in DC, but I kept close contact with Los Angeles today as my dad was getting two different scope procedures done to rule out cancer. Needless to say the stress level for all of us was HIGH. Thankfully as Stephen King said.... there is NO bad time for good news. In fact, I would say good news about one's health is probably the best gift that can be received. I remember my grandmother telling me this when I was a child, and back then I had absolutely NO comprehension of what she meant. I unfortunately know all too well now about this reality. 

Tonight as I am writing the blog, I can see Mattie Moon through Mattie's bedroom window. In fact, you see the reflection of Mattie's art work through the window as well. It seemed like a rather symbolic photo, so I snapped it. 

1 comment:

Margy Jost said...

Vicki, I am so glad they did not find Cancer. Hopefully, they will now get your dad on medication that will help his proble.

I always assumed Georgetown had a playroom. It is nice seeing Mattie's happy smile!!!