Gunnar’s Story

Site created on July 6, 2019

Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. All of you know that Gunnar is a joyful and happy kid and we hope to share some of his final experiences with you here too

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Journal entry by chantal pittman

Here is our final journal entry. Gunnar had a beautiful, very private memorial service on Sunday under skies that were blue like his eyes.  

His uncle Dylan sang “Blue Eyes” by Elton John. Our friend Lou recited a poem that was written by Jim Murphy a couple of months ago for Gunnar. Daddy did a heart warming and heart wrenching Eulogy. Mummy read him a bedtime book with his Oma and sister (Elmo’s - I love you just like this). It culminated with his cousins and sister singing “You are my Sunshine”, which was our bedtime song every day of his 1299 days with us. 

We are so grateful for everyone that made the memorial possible and his send off was perfect. 

If you are considering a donation, please make it in Gunnar’s memory to  Only 3% of NIH funding goes to pediatric cancer research.  Do not make a tribute here on Caring Bridge as it simply goes to maintenance of the website and does not fund any charity work. 

Thank you for journeying here with us. 

Chris and Chantal

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