We lost our precious lil' love to AML Leukemia on March 8, 2010. As an incredibly strong family unit, we fought this horrid disease for 2 1/2 years........only for it to come back a fourth time to finally claim Hunter's life. Zen and I are truly devastated and the beautiful light that used to brighten our days and enhance our souls, no longer exists. Our hearts are truly and forever broken. We have a long journey ahead of us, but we are committed and devoted to surviving and living our life embracing Hunter's amazing spirit. With tremendous honor, we will carry on his legacy of love, his legacy of courage and his remarkable ambition to live strong, live fearlessly and live with passion.

You will remain forever in our hearts baby love. We carry you with us every moment of every hour of every day.

Cancer Stories

If you'd like to share your Cancer Story, please email lenore@zentodd.com with all of your information with links, (Caring Bridge, etc.), and I will post it upon review.

Devan Tatlow - diagnosed with APL Leukemia at 20 months old. Now 4 years of age, has now relapsed and is gearing up for his Bone Marrow Transplant this summer.

Finding a match for Devan has been a very difficult search. Like Hunter, Devan is of mixed race and the number of mixed ethnicities in the Bone Marrow Registry is extremely low. In Hunter's case, his life was extended by 9 months with his Bone Marrow Transplant due to ONE 4/6 match out of 14 million. And that ONE match was a cord blood unit from an anonymous donor that lived outside the United States. We are forever grateful for the extra 9 months we were granted. We have so many more memories that we will forever cherish and hold close to our hearts. Unfortunately, Hunter's AML Leukemia was too aggressive and came back to claim his life in March, 2010. We are desperately hoping for a much brighter ending in Devan's case. It's very possible and we are holding on to hope with all our might.

Articles and information about Devan:

Be the Match

Devan Tatlow's Story

Bone Marrow Transplants: When Race is an Issue

New Hope for Devan

Boston.com - Can your Bone Marrow Help Devan?

The Independent: He's never met them - but one couple could save Devan's life


Lexi, on the right, diagnosed with Cancer of the Kidney in March of 2009
Still fighting STRONG!

She has already lost her kidney and the cancer has, unfortunately, spread to her lymph nodes, which places it in an inoperable location since they are so close to the aorta.  Her cancer is remaining in a stable condition and her next CT Scan will be on July 28th of 2010.
Please keep Lexi in your heart and send her and her family bunches and bunches of love, strength and hope.  

For more current updates, you can visit:

Lexi's Blog

Lexi's Caring Bridge Page  

Walking On The Edge Of Life
© Lorna Mahan 

The world keeps moving forward
as time stands still for me,
I am the kid with Cancer,
locked in battle to be free.
For all us kids on chemo
our lives are put on hold,
As we fight to stay alive,
our chances good were told.
Our attitude is courage
we live this life each day,
Just waiting for tomorrow,
praying cancer goes away.
Walking on the edge of life
We’re never looking down,
United here in front of you,
until a cure is found.


Luke Jensen.....2000 - 2010

Luke Jensen's Memorial Celebration was filled with much love and laughter and a tremendous amount of wonderful and joyful memories. His life and his journey has influenced many and he's had a very glorious impact on people and their faith.

Rest in harmonious Peace Luke.....you're an amazing little boy and you did a phenomenal job on the path that you walked here on earth. May you continue to bless others with your love and your faith and your unbelievable courageous spirit that will continue to shine on for all the days to come. So much love is being sent up above.

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go". --Joshua 1:9

Blog Write-Up with Slideshow

Luke's Caring Bridge Journal 

Columbian Article

Photo Journal by Lenore of Zen Todd Photographers