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 7, 2017

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 -- Mattie died 425 weeks ago today.

Tonight's picture was taken in October of 2007. Mattie was five years old and by this point, absolutely LOVED Fall Festivals. This cute photo was taken at Cox Farms and Mattie thought this cut out was adorable. A colorful corncob with wheels. After all, Mattie loved anything with wheels. It is hard to believe that Fall Festivals continue on, that families still participate in these events all over our region, and yet for us, this all seems like it happened in another life. In another world. 

Quote of the day: If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at himself. ~ Charles M. Schulz

Honestly how can you not laugh, when you see the picture below?

We continued to receive MORE candy today and therefore I am still processing it! This was me yesterday in the garage working. It truly captures the chaos and volume I was working with. 

Believe it or not, tomorrow I am picking up MORE candy, and I know of several other donations we are waiting on! So it continues! If you wonder what I am up to for the next two weeks.... figure I am dealing with candy and delivering candy!

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