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 5, 2021

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Tonight's picture was taken in June of 2008. I remember this moment in time like it were yesterday. We met friends in Bethesda, MD. The town had a hands on art fair, with all sorts of activities for kids. As you can see, Mattie got a red balloon and got to meet a man dressed up as a cowboy and walking on poles. Every weekend, we tried to do something fun or educational with Mattie, which explains why right after Mattie died weekends were impossible for us. We were truly lost, directionless, and we did not know what to do with our  Saturdays and Sundays. 

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

  • Number of people diagnosed with the virus: 33,354,473
  • Number of people who died from the virus: 597,326

I was traveling for three days with 8 women. Yesterday we got back from Martha's Vineyard, and we were glad to return back to the main land. Mainly because it was cold, rainy, and damp. But it is also challenging living with many people over the course of a week. After a while, people feel like they need their space. Yet today, we were all text messaging as a group. We were joking with each other, as we were saying.... what time are we meeting this morning, what are we doing, and when is Quinn Patrick (a hotel staff member) picking us up in the hotel golf cart? We had enough and yet we miss the notion of being away! A natural feeling that anyone can relate to, when being away from home. 

This is our last day in Boston, and we spent it with family. Peter's brother invited us to his house and we got to have lunch with all three of his children and catch up! I also got to meet Luna, their dog! A six month old golden doodle. Luna has a ton of puppy energy and Sunny played for a bit, but then gave up. Especially since it is hot out! Honestly this weather is frenetic! Earlier in the week it was in the low 50s, and today it was 90 degrees! 

Tomorrow we head back to Washington, DC! It will be another full day in the car, and when we get there, we have a ton of chores to do, as we close on the new house this Wednesday. 


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