August 19, 2014


Most of the time, when someone is asked about their definition of a superhero, they'd say something about strength, speed, Batcaves, or super-soldier serum. We'll admit, that's what comes to our minds first. We spend a lot of time watching movies or television shows and reading comic books about men and women who have been subjected to scientific testing or nuclear radiation, or blessed with way-above-average intelligence and a knack with engineering and building super-suits, and that's okay, because everyone needs to believe in superheroes. We do. But we also know that there are some people who don't have super-suits, haven't been part of a super-soldier program, and who don't turn into giant green rage monsters, yet they display the same, if not more, strength, courage, and selflessness in life. They and the causes they use their superpowers for don't always get the recognition they deserve, mostly because they don't ask for it. They just do it. 

One of those superpowers is a dear family friend named Jason Rogers, who will be making a 3,100 mile triathlon from Seattle, Washington to Jacksonville, Florida, to raise support and awareness for childhood cancer and Mattie's Mission, a charity set up in memory of the sweet Mattie Elizabeth Goble. We have been so inspired by the Goble family's journey and the strength of their faith, and we know that you will, too. You can donate here at the website, and you can support the Tri4Mattie with your prayers as well! Read on for more information about Tri4Mattie, Mattie's Mission, and Jason, and make sure to "like" Mattie Goble's Prayer Team and the Tri4Mattie pages on Facebook. 

About Tri4Mattie

In August of 2014, Jason Rogers, a Mattie’s Mission board member, is planning a triathlon from Seattle, WA to Jacksonville, FL known as Tri4Mattie. This 3100-mile trip will involve swimming, biking, and running across the United States and should take approximately 33 days to complete. This trip will be in memory of 6 year old Mattie Goble and in support of Mattie’s Mission. The trek will involve an RV, support vehicle and multiple support staff. Major cities along the journey will include:

·         Seattle, Washington
·         Billings, Montana
·         Omaha, Nebraska
·         St. Louis, Missouri
·         Nashville, Tennessee
·         Huntsville, Alabama
·         Atlanta, Georgia
·         Waycross, Georgia
·         Jacksonville, Florida

Jason Rogers is from Waycross, GA. In 2011 he completed a cross-country bicycle ride of 2700 miles from San Diego, CA to St. Simons Island, GA in support of the Wounded Warrior Project. The ride raised funds and awareness for our wounded military men and women.  In 2013 he completed a ride from Key West, FL to Canada that was a total distance of 2200 miles. This ride was in support of the Waycross, GA YMCA Camp Reveille, a camp for underprivileged children in the Waycross area.

The triathlon across America will raise funds for Mattie’s Mission while also creating awareness for childhood cancer and allow us to share the love of Christ outside of our home state of Georgia. The ride is scheduled to start on the 24th of August in Seattle, WA and is scheduled to finish in Jacksonville, FL in late September during Childhood Cancer Awareness month. 

Mattie’s Mission board members are currently seeking sponsors for Tri4Mattie. We appreciate your consideration in supporting this worthy endeavor in any way you see possible. If you have any questions, please contact or

Mattie's Mission

Childhood cancer is the number one disease killer of America’s children. Mattie’s Mission is a 501c3 non-profit organization that has been formed in memory of Mattie Goble.

In February of 2013, Mattie Elizabeth Goble, 5 years old, was diagnosed with DIPG, an inoperable and incurable form of brain cancer. Mattie fought her battle with much grace and with the utmost childlike faith in our God.  On November 16, 2013 at 6 ½ years old she completed her earthly journey. The core purposes of Mattie’s Mission are to promote the love of Jesus Christ, to support families enduring journeys through childhood cancer, and to fund research and create awareness for childhood cancer.

Through generous donations and support, Mattie's Mission has been able to help multiple local families in their fight with childhood cancer. Mattie's Mission has hosted several community events and fundraisers to support its core purposes, and Tri4Mattie is an extension of that attempt to raise money and awareness to fight childhood cancer.

To learn more about Mattie's Mission, and to find out how you can join the fight again childhood cancer, please visit us at and like us on Facebook below.

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