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.

AML Leukemia

Approximately 500 children are diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia
in the United States each year. 

AML, also known as Acute Myelogenous Leukemia, is a cancer of the myeloid line of blood cells, characterized by the rapid growth of abnormal white blood cells that accumulate in the bone marrow and interfere with the production of normal blood cells. 
AML accounts for about 20 percent of the childhood leukemias. 
AML is the most common acute leukemia affecting adults, and its incidence increases with age. Although AML is a relatively rare disease, accounting for approximately 1.2% of cancer deaths in the United States,[1] its incidence is expected to increase as the population ages.

What is Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)?

AML Leukemia - Definition

Seattle Cancer Care
Childhood Leukemia
Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Acute Myeloid Leukemia - Understanding AML

Children's Hospital Boston - AML Leukemia

National Cancer Institute
Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia

St. Jude Children's Hospital
AML Leukemia

Different Types of Childhood Leukemia

Kids Health
About Leukemia

Children's Cancer Fund
Understanding Childhood Cancer

National Children's Leukemia Foundation
Cancer and Leukemia