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 22, 2019

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Tonight's pictures were taken throughout the year Mattie was in treatment for cancer. Our Facebook friend, Tim Beck, created this beautiful collage for us. The photos capture Mattie at the open ceremony of the Children's Art Gallery at the Hospital (the largest photo), the small photo on top was taken on diagnosis day (July 23, 2008), and the last photo was taken on Peter's birthday (November 13, 2008).

Quote of the day: When you're safe at home you wish you were having an adventure; when you're having an adventure you wish you were safe at home. ~ Thorton Wilder 

Today was my first full day at home. Though I have to admit I was up late last night doing chores. There always seems so much to do and catch up on when away. 

This afternoon, we took my parents to Great Falls. So they could experience a lunch outside on Chez Francois' terrace. To me this is such a memorable and peaceful setting. You are surrounded by plants, trees, and gardens. In fact, many of the vegetables and herbs used by the restaurant are grown on site. 

We were the only ones who braved the heat today! Everyone else was inside. 
They gave us a lovely gazebo table and there was a ceiling fan above us moving the air around. Which was greatly appreciated. 
See a trend? I told the restaurant it was my parent's anniversary. Their anniversary was on August 14th, but I figured you can't celebrate it enough!

The beautiful desserts in front of us were a baked Alaska, a raspberry souffle and their specialty celebratory dessert that contains a heavenly meringue. 

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