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

April 29, 2021

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Tonight's picture was taken in April of 2007. Mattie was five years old. April was Mattie's birthday month, but it also is the start of spring. A time Mattie loved, because he enjoyed nature and being outside! That day, we were checking out our flower boxes, trying to determine when to begin planting. I am glad I decided to snap a photo of my two boys. 

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

  • Number of people diagnosed with the virus: 32,274,941
  • Number of people who died from the virus: 574,978

I woke up today feeling queasy. A few minutes later a violent migraine came on. So it hasn't been a great day. In the midst of how I am feeling, I attended a tenants meeting today in my complex. The purpose of the meeting was for tenants to hear from the a few of the owners of the complex and their lawyer. Specifically because the owners are trying to apply for a new zoning designation for the property. Regardless of what happens, tenants will have to relocate for a significant period of time and perhaps return to the new complex in the future. Naturally tenants had many questions and I am not sure any of our questions were truly answered today. I have my own opinions but what truly troubled me was our neighborhood commissioners were at the meeting and unfortunately NONE of them are on the same page. One of them incensed me, a true politician. Never answered my question and wanted to lecture or talk over me. Sorry, that doesn't work with me. Therefore, an issue that should have been about the tenants, in my opinion became more political than it had to be. 

The highlight of my day was I received this photo from my friend, Carolyn. This is Carolyn's daughter, Ellie. Believe it or not, Ellie and Mattie went to preschool together. Ellie has been involved with the Foundation, and is a good fundraiser too, since she was in elementary school! 

Ellie is kicking off our photo campaign in San Francisco. She took our Mattie Miracle sunshine to the Giants game last night! 

Today's update! We have:
  1. 35 States participating
  2. We have raised $78,108
  3. There are 17 walk teams
  4. 138 people registered
  5. Raffle has raised $930

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