Death of a Superhero

A Family's Story about Courage, Bravery and the Defining Moments of LOVE

Our sweet, lil' baby love lost his battle to AML Leukemia on March 8, 2010. We fought long, hard and very aggressively for 2.5 years, only to have his cancer come back for the fourth time to finally take his life. He was only 3 years old.

This entire blog is about Hunter's amazing journey. It's about his life and his love......his determination and his courage.......his absolutely, brilliant personality, and the affect he's had on people all over the world.

He's left an unimaginable footprint on this earth and has changed the lives of thousands of individuals. People who didn't realize how precious life was, now live it with extreme gratefulness. People who took every minute they get to spend with their children for granted, now savor every last second. And people who weren't quite sure what love is all about, now love deeper, love stronger and love with every ounce of their soul.

People all around the world have shared their love, their well wishes, their prayers and their inspiration, and we could have NEVER achieved as much as we did without them. We are humbled by their generosity & their true friendships & are forever grateful for every last person that has come into our lives through our experience with Hunter. He was our precious baby love who we loved and cherished with all our hearts and we are forever crushed and terribly, broken-hearted.

Dance in the clouds baby cakes. Mom & dad are watching proudly & you will remain so very close to our hearts for all of eternity.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Happy Birthday HUNTERMANIA!

Hunter turned 2 years old! He's been quite the busy little guy, and I'll have to say
we absolutely LOVE it. On top of him always on the go, we've had lots of catching up to do............so he doesn't rest often!

He's been in remission now for over 9 months and its officially been 4 months since his last round of chemo. He was allowed to discontinue one of his antibiotics on his birthday. Yay!! What a great present! He has to continue taking another medication due to his immune system still building back up and he'll be able to stop that med in 2 more months. He's had two check-ups since we've been out of the hospital and all of his blood tests have come back normal. We will continue to go to monthly check-ups for the next year.

His birthday was great. It was celebrated over the course of about 4 days. He had presents constantly coming in the mail!

A very appropriate balloon



Hunter and his friend Jack analyzing a present.



He was waiting very patiently to open this one. I think he knew it was full of cars.




He was quite fascinated by the whole "birthday" thing.



Loved eating his red velvet cake.



.....and of course passed out......Sleep tight.




Some quick pics.




He always finds time to stop and smell the flowers.




Lots of walks.



First day at the pool. He wasn't quite sure he wanted all of his fans to know he was there......hence the shades. He's been bombarded with requests for autographs these days and was just looking for a little rest and relaxation...........go figure.

3 comments:

mattnolan888 said...

Happy Birthday Hunter! These pictures are priceless.

Matt and Michelle

Joanne Falahat said...

Hi guys this is Joanne at CHLA he looks so good, I am so happy for all of you and will continue to keep him in my prayers. How is Oregon ? Do you like it their, it must be more peaceful than busy L.A. Anyway take care of my little man and give him a kiss for me..Take care and God Bless Joanne 4 east

Lenore said...

Thanks so much Joanne!!!!!! So nice to get a message from you! Hunter has had a great time enjoying life outside of the hospital - quite a difference! You guys were so awesome and took such great care of him. Thank you Thank you THANK YOU. You will be in our hearts and minds forever. Hope to visit soon. Happy New Year! P.S. Oregon is awesome - I'll forward a couple of pics if you send me your email. MUCH more peaceful then LA.