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

April 1, 2021

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Tonight's picture was taken in April 2005, at Mattie's third birthday party. That year the theme was Blue's Clues. A TV show Mattie absolutely loved! I remember, I even planned out a Blue's Clues game for Mattie and his cousins. It was a wonderful day with so many memories made!

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

  • Number of people diagnosed with the virus: 30,538,007
  • Number of people who died from the virus: 553,117

In the midst of great sadness this week, I had the opportunity to see a VERY CUTE program hosted by Huell Howser in 2014. The thirty minute program had me laughing, as Huell Howser visited the Bunny Museum in Pasadena, CA. The museum is NOT a bunny farm. No, instead it is a living gallery, housed with a personal home! It features everything BUNNY. Stuffed animals, pill cases, cookie jars, slippers, you name it and it exists in this museum. 

The Bunny Museum is a museum dedicated to rabbits that was opened to the public in 1998, located in a mid-century building in Altadena, California. The museum currently holds more than 35,000 rabbit-related items. Amongst the ever-expanding collection there are ceramic rabbits, stuffed rabbits, cookie-jar rabbits and 9 Rose Parade float rabbits. The strangest pieces may be the freeze-dried rabbits, which were once household pets and are now kept in a glass display case. The museum has held the world record for "owning the most bunny items in the world" since 1999 when it was acknowledged by Guinness World Records. At that point in time, it housed 8,473 pieces of rabbit memorabilia. The slogan of the museum is "The Hoppiest Place in the World."

The museum was co-founded by married couple Candace Frazee and Steve Lubanski, who started collecting the items after they began a tradition of giving each other new rabbit-themed gifts every day. Originally housed in the couple's residential home in Pasadena, the museum relocated to larger premises in Altadena in 2017.

Visiting with Huell Howser: Bunny Museum (2014)! If you have thirty minutes, check it out!!!! 

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