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, February 3, 2009
Sesame Street RULES !!!!!
Sesame Street has always been one of my favorites growing up.....and I'll have to say - watching it with Hunter brings back several sweet memories for me. Not only are they educational, but they are entertaining and extremely fun to watch. And I have to admit Elmo has quite the sense of humor and makes me giggle often. When Sesame Street is on, Hunter and I sing and dance and count and learn colors and numbers and on and on and on. He even loves Oscar the Grouch. Unconditional love I guess!
Well my dear cousin and her close friends decided to contact Sesame Street and tell them about Hunter and his fight against Leukemia. Well they just sent a box to the hospital that was the size of a refrigerator! Holy Cow. They sent DVD's, 4 different Elmo's, shirts and pants,(he now has a pair of Elmo khaki's - hee hee - the nurses are going to go wild), a lunch box, Elmo legos........and much more! I was truly amazed. I was sincerely expecting just an Elmo to help bring a smile to his face. Well Sesame Street delivered handfuls upon handfuls of smiles!!!!!
Hunter watching Sesame Street.
Thank you Erin and Tara and all of your other wonderful friends that have brought so much joy into Hunter's life. We've hung out with Elmo all day and it's probably the first time Elmo has seen a grown mom cry! Good, sweet tears of course.
And lastly.........thank you Sesame Street. What an impact you've made on my child's life that will truly last for years and years.