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Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Funeral arrangements for Hunter Nicholas Isaacson: Visitation Thursday, July 7, 2011, 4-9 pm at Chapel Hill Mortuary Cedar Hill, MO. Funeral Service Friday, July 8, 2011, 11 am at St. Martin's UCC in Dittmer. Gravesite Service at Chapel Hill Mortuary immediately following.


  1. SO INCREDIBLY HEARTBROKEN to hear about Hunter. We know how much he meant to all of you. His impact will continue to be felt far & wide. He is and always will be SO LOVED. xoxox Gwen & The Hartley Hooligans

  2. I stumbled upon your site via Circle of Moms. I was reading various sections and then realized that Hunter recently passed.

    I can't possibly imagine what your family is feeling right now.

    I am so very sorry for your tremendous loss. He clearly was your little angel and though his life was brief, his impact will undoubtedly be long-lasting.

    Wishing you peace and healing.

  3. I just stumbled across your story in Josh Wilson's "When I Fall Apart" page, and now I see your little punkin has already gone on to peace with Jesus. I'm so sorry for your pain. Our babies aren't supposed to die before us, and they shouldn't have to suffer so much either. I can empathize with you somewhat. Our daughter, Abby, also saw Dr. Dobbyns and received the diagnosis of Lissencephaly (also a malformed brain). She also has uncontrollable seizures and a feeding tube, as well as lots of respiratory medical equipment due to her susceptibility to pneumonias. Abby's life expectancy is longer than most with her disability because she's higher functioning than most, but still requires total care. We are a 1-income family because of it. She would be dead and we'd be on the street if it weren't for God's provision of Medicaid. These babies come with HEAVY and overwhelming medical and supply bills. I'm so glad that you've received some solid financial assistance! Abby is up against her life expectancy now. This past year has been a breath of fresh air because she had a healthy (well...comparatively healthy) year. In the three previous years, we nearly lost her four different times due to pneumonias. Every time she gets a fever or starts to have trouble breathing again, I wonder if it's time...if this is the beginning of when I'll finally have to say goodbye to her. *tears* I love her so much...and I believe you completely loved Hunter, too. I'm hoping it will be awhile yet before I am in your shoes, but I can empathize with your pain because of where we've been. Hang in there! God has gotten you through so much already...He's not going to drop you now...because He loves you so much. Contact me at pearlygatesorbust@hotmail.com if you want to talk.

  4. I found you on the circle of moms site as well and my eyes water as I read that your little one just passed away:( I'm so sorry you have lost your sweet precious little angel. Prayers for comfort during this difficult time. I can't imagine what you have been through as a family. Lots of love from our family to yours.