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

June 7, 2021

Monday, June 7, 2021

Monday, June 7, 2021

Tonight's picture was taken in June of 2009. Friends went to Hershey Park in Pennsylvania and brought Mattie back this bean bag Hershey kiss. The irony was Mattie hated chocolate, but he definitely loved the bean bag kiss. For the life of me, I have no idea where this kiss landed up. I don't remember donating it, and yet after that moment in time, I don't recall seeing the kiss ever again. 

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

  • Number of people diagnosed with the virus: 33,375,684
  • Number of people who died from the virus: 597,903

I woke up this morning at 7:30am and never stopped moving. In fact, I have been so busy, I have yet to eat anything today. Top on my list was to contact every utility company (electric, gas, water, and sewer) to transfer the services from the previous owners to us. You would think.... how long could that take? I allotted an hour! Boy was that an underestimation, as I was on HOLD with the gas company for exactly 60 minutes. I am sure the average person would have given up, but I remained on hold. I got it all done today!

But that isn't where the fun ended! Then I jumped into the car and headed to the bank. I had to wire money to the escrow company for the down payment of the house. They wanted it today and they were driving us crazy with email requests! Little did I know that in order to wire money, I had to make an appointment with a banker! I guess this is a COVID policy! Thankfully the bank accommodated me and I only waited 30 minutes for an appointment and got it done. But I have to say it is disconcerting wiring a large sum of money through the ether! 

After the bank, I had to go to the Ford dealership, as the car needed an oil change. So I waited two hours there for that to happen, then got the car washed, and went grocery shopping. The question is what didn't I do today!?

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