Hawken Hunt Hawk's Heroic Tale

First post: 8/15/2016 Latest post: 1/19/2017
Before I start, I have to say on both my and
Bob’s behalf, that we are so grateful for our family, friends, past and current
students and parents of those students, community members, and even strangers
who have reached out to us this week. We also have to thank the staff of
Cleveland Clinic, our new home. We are in utter awe of all the people who care
about us and most importantly who adopted Hawk as their own. Please know the
hugs have been felt and the well wishes and prayers have been heard.



As painful and devastating as this has been for us, our
faith in human kindness has been restored. We are blown away by the number of
calls, texts, and emails that we have received. So much so, we have decided to
start this blog for those who would like to travel on this long, perhaps
painful ride with us. While we do not know exactly what lies ahead, we do know
that this will be the battle of our lives. Bob and I, along with Hawk and you, if
you are willing, are ready to kick cancer’s ass. Cancer, quite bluntly, screwed
with the wrong kid.



We encourage people to continue to call, text, and email us
as it provides us great encouragement. We also must say that there is no
possible way that we can get back to everyone. All of our time and energy is
into 1) getting Hawk well again and 2) taking care of our other children. I
would be lying to say that anything else matters. It just doesn’t.



But know that doesn’t make us any less thankful. While half
of our hearts our filled with pain for what our precious baby boy is going
through, the other half is filled with love for all of you who have shown such
care, compassion, and love for us as a family. We are so very thankful for each
and every one of you. 



This is a very painful but what I hope to be therapeutic
process for me as Hawk’s mother. As an English teacher for almost 20 years, I
have tried to teach my students the power of writing. I will try to gain
something from my own teachings with my own very personal writings.



The first post will probably be the longest as it has been a
week long in the making. It has taken me a week to have enough strength and
courage to articulate Hawk’s Heroic Tale. 



Thank you for caring. And thank you for reading. 

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