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.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Hunter's Angel Anniversary - March 8th

Hunter Zen

One of the Coolest Lil' Dudes to Ever Walk the Planet.
2006 - 2010

Hi my sweet lil’ sugar pie,

Your Angel Anniversary has become a day of smiles, a day of strength, and a day full of much love and compassion. You have brought out the very best in your dad and I and we sincerely thank you for continuing to be the magnificent and magical force that you are…it’s refreshing…and it definitely keeps us on our toes.

I can’t deny that I would still rather have you here on this earth, by my side, every single moment that passes. My heart still painfully stops when I think of what we’ve lost. But I will happily, and most lovingly, accept what you have become, what you have inspired, and what you have created. Your spectacular light is a force to be reckoned with. You’ve become an extremely powerful angel.

We will always celebrate you and your life and every last bit of wonderfulness that you’ve brought into this world. Your divine guidance has been a blessing and I am eagerly awaiting your next sweet tickle to let me know what to do next…I’m sure it will be as cool as you. Blowing kisses to you and embracing your amazing, lil’ being…love you love you love you…mom.


Kristen Davis to Hunter Zen

Two years ago today the angels asked you if you would come home and play with them. Your giggle, wiggle, and unbeatable coolness will never be replaced and always missed, and it has inspired so many people to do so many great things. We love deeper, laugh harder, and cherish those we love and the times we have so much more because of you. Xoxoxo


Ezekiel Goodwin

A few years ago, a little guy stole my heart and changed my life. Two years ago today, he took a little piece of it with him. I am celebrating my little buddy today, and every day. What an amazing life. Will be doing some wiggle dancing, and dispensing smooches in Hunter's memory today. He is still one of the brightest points in the sky. Rock on, Angel Hunter.


Emily Perry Tresser

Three years ago, I found a family on Facebook through Matt Nolan. Good friends of his,who had a son battling AML leukemia. Most of you traveled with me on FB, during Hunter's journey. Today marks 2 years that he is gone. I can't even believe it. Lenore and Zen have done nothing but give back, in their time of grief and loss. I have learned so much from Lenore's strength as a mother, and Zen's love for Lenore and his family. I am so honored to call them my friends. Hunter brought so many people together.

There just aren't words. Except that I miss that lil' guy, dancing on the counters, very very much. Thinking of you so much today, Zen. Lenore, spunky lil' brother Ryder, and my angel Hunter Zen Thawley.

Give your kiddos a big hug today


Matt Nolan

We recognize today as the anniversary of Iron Hunter Zen Thawley, the sweetest, toughest, and most courageous Boy. He left the planet a few years ago, but whether you met him, followed his story, a piece of his shining spirit is smiling down on you today. We love you, Hunter!


Jodi Fung

Hunter Zen Thawley - Two years a GRADE A ANGEL. If you followed his plight on Earth, he definitely touched you through the courageousness of his parents Lenore Davis and Zen Todd, and through their efforts the Healing Hunter Foundation was born to help other families fighting for earthly breaths. A shout out to you lovelies who make the world a better place! xo


Hunter's Mom at the end of the day

Your beautiful smile and giggle echoed in our hearts all day today, and the outpouring of love and support for you lifted us up and, sweetly, carried us through. We were gliding on these wings made of pure strength and love, and are forever grateful for your life and the hearts that you captured along the way. You are rockin' the house indeed lil' love. So proud. So very, very proud :)

Thank you EVERYONE for surrounding us with such delightful, love. Thank you, thank you, THANK you. Not a second goes by that I don't appreciate it, and I will hold it in my heart for many days to come :)