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 27, 2021

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Tuesday, April 26, 2021 -- Mattie died 604 weeks ago today. 

Tonight's picture was taken in April of 2008. Mattie was 6 years old and enrolled in a soccer group. Mattie participated and had good team spirit, but I am not sure he actually loved the sport. In fact, I would say that Mattie was much more like me regarding sports. We both know they exist, but sports are not our focus. 

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

  • Number of people diagnosed with the virus: 32,166,067
  • Number of people who died from the virus: 573,274

Mattie Miracle has launched a photo campaign from now until May 16th (Walk day) to spread Mattie Miracle sunshine wherever our supporters are located. We are promoting our "Mattie Miracle is shining here" logo and asking that supporters take a photo with it in  their neighborhood, backyard, or iconic landmark. My friend and colleague Jean (with her son, Kyle) sent this photo to me today from Dora Kelley Nature Park in Alexandria, VA. Jean kicked off the campaign! 

As of today, we have 34 states participating in our Walk! We also have walk teams based in Montana, Oregon, Utah, Florida, Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC!
The Walk thermometer reads $77,288 and our raffle reads, $780! 

Meanwhile in the midst of trying to work, our printer broke! Not fixable! It was a great printer for 11 years! Thankfully Peter ordered a new one and hopefully I will be up and operational this weekend. 

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