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

February 21, 2021

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Tonight's picture was taken in February of 2009. If you look at it quickly, you probably see Mattie holding a hot glue gun and working on a crafts project. But look closer, particularly at his foot! Do you see the rubber roach? Mattie was a character and he would get into whimsical moods and try to scare me and his nurses with his rubber roaches and spiders. I remember one night, around midnight, Mattie attached a huge tarantula to a motorized car. He then had the car visit the nurses at the nursing station. Fortunately they had a sense of humor and truly played along with Mattie's antics. 

Quote of the day: Today's coronavirus update from Johns Hopkins.

  • Number of people diagnosed with the virus: 28,119,533
  • Number of people who died from the virus: 498,514

We went back to Roosevelt Island today. Unlike yesterday, today was a bit warmer, with no wind. Most of the ice on the island has disappeared, making it a much easier walk. However, the deer were out and about. It is hard to see in this photo, but behind this central deer, there were 9 others! 

The rest of the day I focused on Foundation tasks. As our February newsletter is now scheduled to go out tomorrow, along with social media updates all week. Then I tried to tackle our Combined Federal Campaign (CFC, it is like the government's version of the United Way) application for this year. 

But it is hard to believe we are in February, as I feel behind in plans for the annual Walk in May. It is a strange concept to plan a Virtual walk. Certainly 2020 showed me it is possible to host such an event, but it is hard to figure everything out during a pandemic. Such as what do you raffle off? Our typical dining, traveling, and event packages are inappropriate, so what else is left? Honestly if you have ideas, let me know! 

1 comment:

Cheryl said...

I have seen lots of facebook posts this year of people doing jigsaw puzzles. Maybe a jigsaw puzzle basket?