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 30, 2019

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Tonight's picture was taken in November of 2006. To me this was a great fall themed photo I captured of Mattie and Peter. Getting Mattie to sit still for photos in general wasn't easy. But as he got older, he learned to put up with my requests. The photos in which Mattie wasn't looking directly into the camera, was my signal that Mattie didn't want to sit still. He had a different plan than me, but yet complied with my photo request. I am so glad I always snapped photos in order to remember not only special occasions but everyday living. 

Quote of the day: Appreciation can change a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary. ~ Margaret Cousins

Peter and I are taking it slower this weekend, as we have another full week ahead of planning for our December annual fund, a check presentation party at Children's Hospital at Sinai, and a ton of admin from the November 7th fall event hosted by friends of Mattie Miracle. 

By noon, Sunny was looking to us for a walk. So we took him back to Roosevelt Island. It is a peaceful place to walk that all three of us enjoy. While walking, we came across two deer! Here's the first one. 

Here is the second one! Fortunately Sunny's on a leash, because if he wasn't, he would be chasing the deer. 

Of course with any walk with Sunny, we had people stopping to talk and pet Sunny. Sunny also got to sniff and check out a couple of dogs on our walk as well. 
Meanwhile, here is Indie. Indie doesn't take well to visitors. I would say she spent a good portion of this week hiding under our bed. However, now that she has full reign of our home, she has made herself comfortable on Peter. 

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