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.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Hunter's First Day at the Park!!

He just walked.......and walked......................and walked.

Blowing Kisses to EVERYONE!

Hunter's Life Journey Officially Begins!

Hunter's Last and Final Surgery!

Mom and Dad's last dressing change at home. This is an extremely sterile procedure and has to be taken very seriously.

However, there is always time for a little fun.

At the hospital getting ready to start the process. Hunter finds a peacock along the way.

Getting labeled. He's always very patient.

Waiting with dad.

Gets bored and decides to belt out a tune.

Almost Hunter's turn.

"Game on" once the purple jammies are given.

Gets tired of waiting and passes out. We had to get up at 4:30 in the morning and it was about 9am at this time. Long process.

Off he goes.

All done about 30 minutes later. Here we are in recovery.

aaaaahhhhhh......nothing that a cherry popsicle can't make better! And no more hole in his chest!