She loves listening to music, and she’s a great dancer. Hunter is your typical teenager, except for one thing: she is currently battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
We had the opportunity to meet Hunter at our annual Aspen Winter Games program this year. Hunter was undergoing rigorous chemotherapy treatments, so she was nervous about learning how to ski and socializing with the other kids.
Thanks to her adaptive ski instructors, Hunter went from never skiing before in her life to shredding Buttermilk Mountain from top to bottom, whooping with joy the whole way down!
We loved watching Hunter grow and blossom throughout the week. From giggling with a newfound group of girlfriends, to driving a snowmobile through the Aspen wilderness, Hunter remembered what it was like to be a “normal” teenager again.
“Thank you every for making me feel loved. For making me feel like a normal child and not just some sick kid in this world. I'm so very grateful for this experience.” - Hunter
Hunter and her family also attended the 2017 Grand County Family Adventure, where they had the chance to become a part of a strong support network of other families who understand what it is like to battle pediatric cancer.
Hunter and her family now have access to 70+ programs and events on a year-round basis, through which they have found strength, support, and hope. Thank you for helping bring them hope and healing this year!