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, January 27, 2009

My Husband, my love, my bestfriend

When I said "I do" and chose a mate for life.........I had no idea.

I had no idea how much I would depend on him, I had no idea how much I would look up to him.....I had no idea that we'd have to carry each other through such sadness.

To go through an experience like this is so heart wrenching and's either all or none. And your companion is just as important as the medicine.

I heard him painfully sobbing in the shower the day we found out Hunter's cancer came back. Sorrow took over my whole body. We feel each others pain and we celebrate each others victories. And right now we are leaning on each other to feel each others hope.

We are in sync and are traveling through these halls of uncertainty with such love and strength and understanding and we will definitely come out at the end with a bond that will never be broken. He has my whole heart and my entire soul and I could not imagine my life without him.

Together we are giving our son light, together we are giving our son courage, together we are giving him a future full of a tremendous amount of love where our arms are always open and ready to embrace at any given moment.

My husband and my child are my life and they complete me in ways I could have never imagined. They are the tune that keeps my heart beating and the rythym that keeps me at peace. I cherish them, I adore them and I love them deeply.....always and forever.

Zen and I on our wedding day.

Photo by Chris Schmitt

1 comment:

Elie said...

your words made me cry. you are so strong, Lenore. meeting Zen was definitely a blessing for you. i remember your first stories about him and how excited you were... and for the good reason! your family is incredible and i support you in every way. my love goes to the little Hunter and you guys. hang in there! xoxo, elie