Victoria Sardi-Brown and Peter Brown are the co-founders of the Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation, a 501(3)(c) public charity headquartered in Washington, DC, that was created in the memory of the Brown's seven-year-old son Mattie. Mattie died from Osteosarcoma in 2009, at the tender age of 7. The Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation's mission is to address the psychological, social, and emotional needs of children and families living with childhood cancer.
In addition to delivering locally-based support, the Foundation funded a three year long international project to develop evidence based psychosocial standards of care, which were published in a special supplement of Pediatric Blood & Cancer in December 2015. The Standards Project involved over 85 researchers and clinicians, from the US, Canada, and the Netherlands, representing the fields of Psychology, Psychiatry, Hematology/Oncology, Nursing, Social Work, Child Life, Educational Specialists, and parent advocates. Mattie Miracle's vision is for all children and families to have access to quality psychosocial care from the time of diagnosis, through survivorship or end-of-life and bereavement care.
- It's Not Just About the Medicine: Developing and Implementing Psychosocial Standards of Care for Children with Cancer and their Families (220)
Town Hall: Psychosocial Guidelines (TH12)
- The Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation
- Washington, District of Columbia