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

November 10, 2017

Friday, November 10, 2017

Friday, November 10, 2017 

Tonight's picture was taken in November of 2003. Mattie was a year and a half old, and we took him to Frying Pan Park. Which had farm animals. Right from the beginning, Mattie loved and related to animals. I can still recall snapping this photo! I thought it was hysterical back then, but now it is simply priceless. Look at how Mattie was checking out that sheep..... notice too that his left hand really wanted to grab some wool!

Quote of the day: The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves. ~ Helen Keller

The sorting continued today! I thought it was our last big sorting gathering, but I was WRONG! There will be another one tomorrow. So far over 50 (27 gallon sized) bins are filled with sorted candy! Major thanks to today's volunteers:

Catherine Canterbury 
Abby Doane 
Peggy Elkind
Debbie Keefe 
Helen Kelly

The delivery of Mattie Miracle sweet treats will be underway next week! Thanks to all our donors and volunteers.

This is a basket of Halloween themed items that we have accumulated through our candy donations. We separate these items, but always give them to MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Mattie would have loved a handful of this stuff while in the hospital!
Meanwhile this was the candy drive display at Dr. Jill Bruno's office in Chevy Chase, MD. Jill is an orthodontist, who runs a candy buy back program for her patients at Halloween. All the candy that comes into her office, gets donated to Mattie Miracle. Jill also served as a candy drop off site in Maryland for the Foundaton this year!
This is a photo of Jill Bruno with her staff. 
We also want to thank FMP Consulting in Arlington, VA. They are first time candy donors and we welcome them to our candy family. 

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