iPod Birthday Bash

Every single, brave, kiddo that was admitted in the Doernbechers Children's Hospital, Oncology Unit, received an iPod Touch on behalf of Hunter Zen Thawley and his Foundation, the Healing Hunter Foundation. iPods were given as gifts to Honor what would have been Hunter's 4th Birthday. Hunter was rarely seen without his iPod and used it to dance, wiggle and giggle his way through his treatments as he battled AML Leukemia.




Sweet note to Hunter from Mom:

Happy Birthday Sunshine :) I'm up right now baking cupcakes
to take in today to Doernbechers. I'm using our Lightning McQueen
cupcake cups and they're making me smile pretty big right now.

You are such a sweet love, and you and your beautiful energy
are going to deliver absolute sweetness today
....goes hand-in-hand with Lightning Cupcakes.
i love you i love you i love you i love you i love you i love you.

My love for you is never ending.....
it will just go on forever and ever and ever and ever.....tee hee.

Shine on Baby Love......




Stefani Sucic -

Today we all celebrate an amazing angel ...
and we hug and cherish his mom and dad and baby brother.
You spread your love and kindness every day, and I know I speak
for all those who have been touched by Hunter and your amazing grace,
thank you for your unselfish love.




Two of our fabulous sponsors, Paul Stanley, from KISS
and Celebrity Hairstylist, Chaz Dean,
also known for his AMAZING Wen products.
Both donated iPods to help entertain and distract the
children from the everyday battle of dealing with their
disease and living in and out of the hospital for,
sometimes, weeks or months at a time.




Hunter and his iPod...never a single moment without it :)




Fox 12 News covering the story :)




Super happy kiddos!





Reina Jenkins

My son Tanner is one of the kids that received this special gift! We've been in 10S for Bone Marrow Transplant. He's been in isolation for 3 weeks...this will be a special treat for him. He's still sleeping and I can't wait for him to wake up. Thank you so much for sharing Hunter's special day with us. We will be sure to share some pictures!

.......

Definitely put a smile on our lil guys face...very hard these days to do! Thank you again for sharing Hunter's special day with Tanner. Grateful for one smile at a time!


Elizabeth Curley

My son, Mason, also was among the other children at doernbecher's
that was given such a generous gift. Mason was diagnosed with
stage 4 high risk neuroblastoma on 9/13/2011... it broke my heart
and took my breath away all at the same time. i know we have
a long road ahead of us! Thank you soo much for the opportunity to get to
know hunters story and also for putting a smile on my sons face
he needed it bc today was not one of his good days... :'-( thank you again!


102 comments:

  1. The Nick Wilson Charitable Group

    We'd like to give a special shout out to The Healing Hunter Foundation who is rocking the house with iPod donations to kiddos up at Doernchecher Children's Hospital oncology unit. Septermber 21st is the day of celebration in honor of a special little warrior, Hunter Thawley, who like Nick Wilson, lost his life to leukemia at the tender age of three. Happy Birthday, little man!

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  2. Anonymous

    What a great contribution to Children battling cancer at Doernbecher Children's Hospital!!!! Thank you Lenore for all the work you do to continue to fight for this cause!

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  3. Nina Fine Le

    The iPod bday bash is such a fantastic and generous idea - it's our pleasure and honor to be able to participate!

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  4. Codi Kodama Lloyd

    There are no words to express the gratefulness and admiration that I have for you and all that you do for anyone and everyone. You have made a world of difference in many lives and what you are doing is truely keeping Hunter's legacy alive. Beautiful packages for those precious "fighters"! Sending lots of love your way. XOXO

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  5. Hadley Fried

    MY wonderful friend Lenore~ in honor of Hunter Zen Thawley
    WOW! you can truly feel the love in the huge heart of this lady....

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  6. Anna Perry

    They are a loving, wonderful , family of warriors, each and every one of them and we love them so much!!!

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  7. Stephanie McNally Mooers

    I saw this story this morning!! Amazing people....

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  8. Emily Perry-Tresser

    Lenore and Zen have amazing strength. I got teary too. I am so glad they got the recognition they deserve.

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  9. Molly Perry Jermyn

    I hope I can meet them some day! made me teary. ♥

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  10. Emily Perry-Tresser

    Most of you know how much I support the Healing Hunter Foundation & Hunter Zen Thawley. This is a clip of his parents, Lenore and Zen donating iPod Touches, to Cancer patients- who need a distraction in their day.. Thank you SOOO much to the Thawleys, for raising funds, and purchasing these iPods.

    Sept. 21st was Hunter's Birthday. HipPo BiRDie, lil man!!

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  11. Cinda Stevens Lonsway

    The essence of Hunter's spirit is everywhere... this manifests in the form of the ipods you gifted, the cupcakes you make, the joy you bring in every photograph... He is everywhere!

    Ryder is too, up the winding stairs, a dash out the front door, a fall down the back steps, a handful of cupcake batter when mom isn't looking, a splash in the bath, the giggle in his sleep, and a hug when you least expect it.
    you have given birth to two extraordinary beings!!

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  12. Mara Posa Tripi

    It is now, officially, no longer Childhood Cancer Awareness Month....but please...do not forget to keep joining in this fight...so kids like Hunter...who is now a special angel.....will live. Hunter Zen Thawley, we will continue to help other kids....get better,smile and dance.....in your honor.

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  13. Reina Jenkins

    My son Tanner is one of the kids that received this special gift! We've been in 10S for Bone Marrow Transplant. He's been in isolation for 3 weeks...this will be a special treat for him. He's still sleeping and I can't wait for him to wake up. Thank you so much for sharing Hunter's special day with us. We will be sure to share some pictures!

    Reina Jenkins

    Definitely put a smile on our lil guys face...very hard these days to do! Thank you again for sharing Hunter's special day with Tanner. Grateful for one smile at a time!

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  14. Cinda Stevens Lonsway

    Lenore Davis of Healing Hunter Foundation and Lightning Cupcakes just recently created with her husband ZEN TODD an iPOD birthday bash in honor of their son Hunter (who died recently of AML) They gave away free iPods to kids fighting cancer! Lenore is also the women who photographed my son Eric for his senior pictures. She and her husband are supporters of Blue Butterfly Campaign. Amazing how pain and loss can bring on such healing and joy.... I am awed.

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  15. Mark Erickson

    Wow, that came together beautifully! You guys rocked it. A special occasion in so many ways. Thanks for the update, it made my day!

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  16. Priscilla Tallman

    We got our thank you note from the family. Omg, so, so, soooooo awesome!

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  17. Chrissy Rhyasen Smith

    That is so great, even my one year old would have loved it during transplant last year. what a great way to show some love...

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  18. Natalie Bland

    I love what you are doing for your beautiful boy and all of these children! Thank you!!

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  19. Sara Megan

    Thank you SO much for the iPod - it was such a wonderful gift...from Alex on 10S.

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  20. LORI

    Thank you, KPTV, for continuing to bring awareness to childhood cancer. It is such a terrible disease that strikes out at so many children without warning or cause. Anyone who has a child, friend, or family member affected by cancer won't soon forget how utterly unfair it is. Thank you, too, Ms. Davis-Thawley, for continuing to encourage the kids still in their battles despite your incredible loss. I'm sure Hunter is looking down on you and all of these other kids who received his gifts today and is smiling. He is proud and his legacy lives on through your actions.

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  21. Seaside

    How wonderful, makes me cry these children so deserve this..bless your heart Mrs Thawley,,im sorry for your loss.. See your little boy is still bringing joy to others.

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  22. Brandi

    wow these kids need happiness in there life. how great are some people. i just want to thank everyone that help get these ipod for these wonder kids.

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  23. Taterbug

    MRS THAWLEY YOU AND YOUR FOUNDATION YOU CREATED IS AMAZING. THANK YOU FOR BRINGING SMILES TO THESE CHILDRENS FACES AND HOPEFULLY IT HELPS THERE TREATMENTS GO BY WITH A LITTLE MORE EASE. GOD BLESS YOU.

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  24. Shannon

    How awesome. I def. enjoy listening to my iPod and I'm not suffering, so I know these kids will most def. enjoy their iPods.

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  25. Bob Gail Special Events

    Check out the unbelievable ZEN TODD Photographers' own Lenore Davis & Zen Todd honoring their little man, Hunter and the Healing Hunter Foundation. You guys are heroes.http://www.kptv.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=6278040#.TntwI28Oft8.facebook

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  26. Jen Lynn Arnold

    Bittersweet...beautiful. Have a wonderful time....those kids are gonna be excited!!!

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  27. Dawn Seger Pettit Thuman

    Your brother Eric is right - u are an angel, i pray for you everyday!!!

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  28. Sarah Wiechec

    Amazing. What a beautiful thing.

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  29. Tammy Lee Dickson

    Great job!!! Love it.... Hunter is smiliing at you ♥

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  30. Celebrate Me Foundation

    What a blessing and a great way to honor your son.

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  31. Elizabeth Curley

    my son, mason, also was among the other children at doernbecher's that was given such a generous gift. Mason was diagnosed with stage 4 high risk neuroblastoma on 9/13/2011... it broke my heart and took my breath away all at the same time. i know we have a long road ahead of us! Thank you soo much for the opportunity to get to know hunters story and also for putting a smile on my sons face he needed it bc today was not one of his good days... :'-( thank you again!

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  32. Allyson Levine

    So amazed by Lenore Davis and Zen Todd's giant hearts. They honor their little one Hunter Zen Thawley and the Healing Hunter Foundation every single day. Love you guys so so much.

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  33. Caryn Golub

    ‎Lenore Davis, you guys are amazing!

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  34. Brooke Lynn Fergus

    I'm Proud To Say, These Are MY FRIENDS.
    Their son, Hunter Zen Thawley, passed on at the age of 3, after
    battling cancer.
    Sweet Hunter is, and always will be, an Inspiration and Strength
    for everyone.
    Bless You & All You Do, Lenore Davis & Zen Todd.
    WITH BIG LOVE,

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  35. Heather Pace

    Such a nice surprise to wake up to you on Good Day Oregon this morning!!! What you did yesterday to honor Hunter's birthday and to give back to the children who are hurting as your boy did is truly inspirational! Hunter's legacy will go on and on because of the love you give!

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  36. Vikki Jensen

    sooo cool! love these two so much! such beautiful way to celebrate such a cool little guy!

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  37. Nicholas Davis

    My sister and brother amaze me. Love you guys.

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  38. Donna Richards

    I LOVE this! So very cool!

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  39. Danielle Hinton

    Wow! This is terrific. What a great way for others to hear Hunters courageous story.

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  40. Michael White

    Zen & Lenore... Love you guys for your passionate love and care of all those kids & families who 'journey' down this very difficult road.. you are making the load lighter & the way full of the music of the heart. Thanks for your great example!!!!

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  41. Leah Boyer

    This is SO great!! What a nice treat for the kids!

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  42. Jennifer Gendron

    The world really is made of beautiful people, and I'm so fortunate to have these two in my life! I'm constantly inspired by Lenore and Zen and so, so proud of them.

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  43. Becky Apland Seeder

    Tears. They are awesome.

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  44. Chris Schmitt

    Our friends are amazing!

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  45. Lynette EgyptianGoddess Cardinalli

    Wonderful!

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  46. Amity Candee

    That is so awesome!

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  47. Elizabeth Pellette

    YOU are Freakin AWESOME..

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  48. Billie Worley

    You guys are so amazing, love and prayers from us in Memphis!!

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  49. Craig Paulsen

    Great. Just great. You give the phrase 'Giving Back' a whole new meaning. God Bless you and your husband for what you do every single day. Keep smilin'.

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  50. Kara Rittling

    You are an inspiration!

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  51. Brooke Lynn Fergus

    Lenore n Zen ... you two are such wonderful people... I'm so glad to know you, and God Bless Hunter for giving you the inspiration and courage to move forward in an enlightening way for other children. Big Love, ~B

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  52. Kathy Marlowe-Shipstad

    OH this has to make your heart feel so good to help the kids still in the battle! Hunter would be so proud!!

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  53. Tami Sullivan

    You guys rock!!!!!

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  54. Tera Torres

    That is the coolest!!!! Smiles Smiles Smiles!!!

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  55. Rebecca Ortolano Mancini

    This is great....you go way beyond, and for that many kids have smiles!

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  56. Cathy Donovan Holt

    I don't think I could love this post more..... :) Hunter is beaming with never ending smiles I am sure of it. :) xoxoxo

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  57. Jennifer Gendron

    Beautiful, I'm so proud to be your friends!!

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  58. Terry Robertson Ince

    I am endearingly proud of you... Your grace is such a inspiration to me... So much love to you, Zen, and Ryder... Big Kiss!

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  59. Linda Fernandes Bryce

    Angel Hunter and his awesome parents.....amazing...amazing...amazing!! such love you both have bubbling over into those babies fighting this horrid disease! the world simply does not have enough like you!

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  60. Annie Shaughnessy Dauer

    Way to go guys! :)

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  61. Jill Metz

    WOOT! WOOT! WOOT! Amazing work!

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  62. Naoko Kawaguchi

    Hunter smiling from heaven!

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  63. Nannette Troutman

    Love you guys so much and very proud of who you are.

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  64. Amy Owens Kenagy

    Hey! That's the picture I took! So great of you guys! Truly appreciate the generosity of little Hunter!

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  65. Tom Galassi You guys are awesome! So cool to do that.

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  66. Kristen Wylie Caputo

    What a special day honoring an amazing little boy...who has extraordinary parents!!! Congrats on the huge success!

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  67. Nicole Geraci Braun

    So wonderful!!!!!!

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  68. Jen Lynn Arnold

    This is my awesome friend Lenore Davis doing some amazing things for some pretty brave kiddos! ♥

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  69. Betty White Struble

    Hey Lenore, I changed my profile picture in honor of Hunter!!!

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  70. Kristen Davis via Lenore Davis

    Healing Hunter Foundation and its founders my sis n brother n law were on the news!!

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  71. Anna Perry

    TRIPLE YAY.....QUADRUPLE YAY!!!!!

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  72. Anna Perry

    Lenore, Zen, Angel Hunter, and Ryder....you are all a family of warriors and we love you all so much...you are beloved by so many and such a inspiration to all...

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  73. Allyson Levine

    you guys are my heroes. love you so much.

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  74. Emily Perry-Tresser

    This brought me to tears when I saw you speak You have such strength. You and Zen are amazing.

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  75. Aja Cooper

    Great job Lenore!!!! So proud of you and Zen not to mention beautiful Hunter! Cant wait to see some pics!

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  76. Amy Radford

    Lenore!!!! You were on the news too!! LOVE IT! What a great thing you did yesterday! Your ^Hunter^ was shining down, so proud of his mom and dad! ♥ Good stuff!

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  77. Leisa Roles

    No doubt about it - you are an amazing woman.

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  78. Suzanne M. Cross Davis

    I HOPE YOU HAD A GOOD DAY BABY. THOUGHT ABOUT YOU & HUNTER ALL DAY!!!

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  79. Jenna Briola

    SO AWESOME! If there aren't loads of tearjerking pics, I'm gonna be mad!!

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  80. Cyndi D'Avignon Parker

    Lenore, you are amazing!!!! Love, hugs, prayers and Blessings to you and your family.

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  81. Michael Johnson

    Excited for you delivering these tomorrow & I LOVE the packaging!!!

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  82. Natalie Bland

    Much love to you, sweet lady. Maybe that little birdy will come have a visit tomorrow. Bless you for all that you do in honor of your sweet boy. Hugs!

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  83. Stefani Sucic

    Thinking about you ... and Angel Hunter ... and all the kids who will be smiling tomorrow!! Special hugs to Ryderman. xox

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  84. Margie Hodgins Vilhauer

    Mason Pederson, our 5 yr old neighbor boy is in Doernbechers and recently diagnosed with cancer. Your generosity to these kids is so appreciated! Thank you!

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  85. Mixed Marrow

    Our friends at the Healing Hunter Foundation are bringing music to the ears of many sick children. What a beautiful thing :)

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  86. Lynette Hinman-Cardinalli

    Oh Hunter Angel, who would have known when you were born that your life would make more of a difference in this world than most people can do in 80 years. Love, Lynette♥

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  87. Lowwe Profyle

    It's a wonderful thing you're doing!

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  88. Ben Jacobs

    you are both truly angels

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  89. Terry Robertson Ince

    Congratulations on such a beautiful and inspiring day! Always a joy... Big Kisses!

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  90. Mara Posa Tripi ♥

    A great Birthday tribute to Hunter Zen Thawley....he was there smiling,I'm sure.

    Great job creating those smiles..,Lenore Davis and Zen Todd

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  91. Stef

    Tomorrow we all celebrate an amazing angel ... and we hug and cherish his mom and dad and baby brother. You spread your love and kindness every day and I know I speak for all those who have been touched by Hunter, and your amazing grace, thank you for your unselfish love.

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  92. Kristen

    Sending BIG HUGS your way, what you're doing is nothing short of spectacular!

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