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

August 24, 2019

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Tonight's picture was taken in August of 2006. Mattie was four years old and to me that was classic Mattie. He took one of his collapsible tunnels and decided to stand in it while walking down the staircase. Just out that smile! Also notice Mattie's shoes. He did not like leaving his shoes in his closet. But rather they lined our staircase, so he could have access to them when he left our home. For years our stairs were Mattie's shoe storage area! They became something we were used to seeing, which is why it took us a while to remove all his shoes after he died. 

Quote of the day: When dogs leap onto your bed, it's because they adore being with you. When cats leap onto your bed, it's because they adore your bed. ~ Alisha Everett

Tonight's quote makes me laugh! I have been away from home for two weeks now and got used to sleeping without a cat or dog jumping on me. Sunny and Indie brought me back to reality quickly. Both of them love bed time! Indie sleeps right next to Peter, it is like clockwork every night. She goes through a ritual of jumping on and off the bed, baking her paws into our blanket, and then finally curls up next to Peter. While Sunny may start his evening on our bed, he gets off early on. Only to give us a wake up call at 5am. He jumps on both of us, and he isn't a small dog. Therefore there is no way you can ignore him. 

It was a beautiful day in Washington, DC and we took Sunny for a walk around the National Mall. In the ponds were ducks and a Great Blue Heron. 
A close up of the Great Blue Heron. 
Look closely, do you see the park police officer on a brown horse? The horse was between the trees and going right to left. 

Slowly getting up to speed with doing chores, but still very tired and spent the majority of the day on the couch. 

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