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.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Day at the Sea - Hunter's Song

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Love= Power,
Power = Strength,
Strength = Courage

These children fight like hell,
and they're too cool to die.

Please share the song......Please share the love


How this beautiful Song came about:

A few months ago we were asked to write a song. This is not an unusual request, but it was the most difficult song we have ever written. It wasn’t just any song. It was a Song for Hunter.

Hunter was a little boy who lost his battle with AML Leukemia on March 8th 2010. He was kind, brave and hilariously funny. He was only 3 1/2 years old. We never met Hunter, but we discovered his story through a friend of ours who introduced us to his parents’ blog that documented his journey. Reading about his courage and looking into his eyes though pictures, we realized that we had to do something. “Something” became a song in his honor.

We first decided to write a song as a gift to his parents. But then we realized that we could do something bigger. We could help other children and their families who are battling this disease. So we decided to write a song that honored Hunter while raising money for leukemia research through the Healing Hunter Foundation. (

Now we had a goal, but that didn’t make it any easier. How we could possibly write something meaningful enough to honor such an amazing boy? A very tall order indeed. After many weeks and many unfinished songs in the garbage, we finally found our inspiration.

Inspiration came in the from of a little home video of Hunter and his parents at the beach, enjoying the sun, the breeze, and the crashing waves. Hunter was so happy, and his infectious smile and giggle brought us all the more close to him. How do we honor Hunter? The answer was simple…celebrate his life.

And so, a “Day At The Sea” was born. It took us nearly 4 months to compose, record (including recording an amazing children choir), produce and mix the final version.

We truly hope you enjoy the song and help us spread the word to raise money for much needed research.

Thank You

Alexis Harte
Simone Benyacar


Please support the FIGHT:

100% of the proceeds go into the Healing Hunter Fund where they will be appropriately dispersed to the research efforts towards AML Leukemia, families touched by pediatric cancer, as well as to the organizations that so graciously helped, supported and encouraged us during Hunter's fight. We could not have done it without them and they will be forever appreciated.


Song Lyrics

Day at the Sea

Do you remember?
how the sun
tried in vain
to warm the day?

And how the salt wind
put a tangle in your hair,
your jet black hair.
We were the only ones there

But as sure as gulls danced in the sky,
We saw your toothy smile and your laughing eyes
Day at the sea
and your love was a wave
crashing through my memory.

Do you remember the shape of wind-filled sails,
castles built with pails.
Do you remember, the wind on the saw-grass hill
or how the world refused to stay sad, or still.

But as sure as gulls danced in the sky,
We saw your toothy smile and your laughing eyes
Day at the Sea
your love was a wave
crashing through my memory.

Day at the sea,
crashing through my memory.
your love was a wave


In addition to touring nationally and internationally (sharing bills with Cat Power, Taj Mahal, Ritchie Havens, Dar Williams and more), Alexis has had countless tracks placed in national television shows (ABC, PBS, WB, FOX, UPN). Alexis recently signed a multi-year music
co-publishing deal with Lionsgate Entertainment. (

In the last few years he has composed original music scores for advertising campaigns such as The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers, Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire, Sin City, Apocalypto, Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix, and video games campaigns like Halo 2, and Call Of Duty II.