Larsen Hunt met her Lord in heaven on October 26, 2010 after she was taken from her family and friends due to a horrendous act of domestic violence. News coverage can be seen here from ABC back in 2010. While her family and friends still mourn her passing every day, her life’s legacy is being cultivated and cared for by her parents and family. Aidric was 5 when he lost his mother, and he was adopted soon there after by Larsen’s parents. Aidric is autistic, and Larsen was very passionate about his care and finding a cure. Aidric’s autism, in fact, drove Larsen to the career path she chose to follow: that of a neonatal care nurse. Larsen went far beyond what many would realize needed to be done to care for an autistic child, but this care needs to continue.
This website is dedicated to memorializing her memory, facilitating fundraisers for Aidric’s needs, and keeping the multitudes of people who love Larsen updated on Aidric.
In October 2013, on the 3rd anniversary of Larsen’s death, her family and friends donated over $1,200 through a Remembrance Event via this website. The Hunt family would like to thank everyone who gave during that time, and any time since Larsen’s passing. Your support has helped to continue the therapy, special diet, special education and care that Larsen began with her son.
Here is an update from the Hunts (October 2013):
Aidric is growing so fast! He is quite tall and is now 8 years old. He is in a second grade ASD classroom and is doing very well. He receives speech and occupational therapy at school and works with an Applied Behavior Analyst twice a week at our home. We continue to keep him on a GF/CF diet and we are currently treating him with an intensive wholistic biomedical regiment. With the guidance of a wholistic pediatrician (DAN doctor), our goal is to bring his body to it’s optimum health level so his brain can function at it’s best. Aidric still struggles to have a conversation, ask questions or express his feelings, but his speech has improved quite a bit. On many levels he is still a toddler and needs constant supervision and instruction. He still loves to dance and run, and he learned to swim this summer! Each and every day with Aidric is challenging and rewarding. He is funny, sweet, energetic and smart. He is loved fiercely by our family and our amazing support group. We will forever strive to meet his needs and continue the legacy his mother, Larsen, began. We couldn’t do it without your help. The Hunt family would like to thank all of you who think of us and pray for us throughout this difficult month. We are extremely grateful to those of you who feel led to donate. Thank you!
Richard & Susan Hunt
Here is an update from The Hunts (October 2014):
Aidric is 9 now, and we can’t believe he is in the third grade! He is still attending public school and is currently in a self contained ASD classroom. He still receives speech and occupational therapy at school and works with his amazing Applied Behavior Analyst twice a week at our home. His GF/CF diet is going well and gets easier as time goes by (although it is quite expensive!). Aidric still suffers from an unhealthy gut that affects his behavior and ability to focus. We continue to work with his Wholistic Pediatrician to resolve this issue. Although he struggles with communicating and always mixes up his pronouns, Aidric’s language skills are improving. We are hoping to add more Speech Therapy to help him improve even more. Our daily life consists of minute by minute working with him on language skills, social skills, listening skills, following 1 to 2 step directions, etc… He is learning to be affectionate and now says, “I love you” when he is in trouble! He still loves to dance, run, and swim. Since moving to the lake place we are thrilled to see him learn how to fish, dive and swing. Each and every day with Aidric is challenging and rewarding. He is funny, sweet, energetic and smart. We will continue to strive to meet his needs and continue what his mother, Larsen, began. We couldn’t do it without your help. The Hunt family would like to thank all of you who think of us and pray for us throughout the year. We are extremely grateful to those of you who feel led to donate. Thank you!
Richard & Susan Hunt
Here is the most recent update from Larsen’s parents on Aidric (October 2015).
This has been a challenging year for Aidric. He is now 10 years old and in the 4th grade. Time sure flies by! It’s hard to believe his Mom has been gone for 5 years. We miss her so much every single day and try to keep her memory alive for Aidric. Aidric’s newest obsession is leaf blowers… to be exact, backpack leaf blowers! It’s kind of exciting to think that there may possibly be a job he can do when he becomes an adult. His behavior has become challenging this school year and we are struggling to try to figure out why. With Aidric it is always a mystery that needs to be solved – the autism puzzle symbol is certainly accurate. Recent visits to a Pediatric Gastroenterologist revealed a diagnosis of reflux esophagitis which explains a lot of Aidric’s issues with pain, reflux and problems falling to sleep. After having a endoscopy, The results showed some erosion of his esophagus. We are following an 8 week regiment of meds to attempt to heal his esophagus. We are hoping this will also help with his behavior. Your prayers are always greatly appreciated as we know that God hears our prayers and knows our needs. Our hearts are grateful for those of you who continue to donate to his Assistance Fund. Thank you and God bless you!
Richard & Susan Hunt
The same opportunity will be available through this website each year she is gone, in October. To remember Larsen, donations and gifts are welcomed and encouraged. All gifts will go directly to The Aidric Hunt Assistance Fund which has been set up by his family to continue the therapy, special diet, special education and care that Larsen’s growing boy needs. Please remember Richard and Susan Hunt in your prayers every day as they raise Aidric the way they know Larsen would have wanted, as well as the entire Hunt family. She is gone, but never forgotten.