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, 2019

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Tonight's picture was taken in November of 2007. That year we celebrated Thanksgiving in Boston with Peter's parents. As Mattie was our nature fellow, we went for a walk and took bread to feed the ducks.  Mattie was in his element when he was outside, regardless of temperature.

Quote of the day: It is said that you can't take it with you; I say there are two things you can take with you: the things you do for others and the things you do to others. ~ Harold Cornett, jr.

Last night all the candy we received was sorted! This is today's delivery! More bins of unsorted candy to manage. Thankfully we have a high school club, Charity through Medicine, coming in this afternoon to help. The Club's leader is a preschool friend of Mattie's! What I can attest to, is more hands involved the faster this candy sorting process goes. We are very grateful to our volunteers.

Tonight friends of Mattie Miracle are hosting a 10th anniversary fundraiser for the Foundation. This is what the invitation looked like. Hosting this event is certainly easier than planning the Annual Awareness Walk. Yet I would say having planned last year's Bourbon and Bites Bash, it is still a great deal of work, coordination, and management of things and people to pull this off successfully. Peter and I are aware of the work involved and we are grateful to have long-term supporters who believe in our mission. 

Since it will be a late night and I have a licensure board meeting bright and early on Friday morning, I decided to post tonight's blog earlier in the day. I will share more about the event tomorrow. Here is a preview of the thank you favors that will be handed out tonight!

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