Help Hunta's parents in this time of need

For: Alix & Grant Eichorn
Australia
Organizer: Brett Eichorn
$31,269
of $28,000 goal.
Raised by 316 donors
100% Complete
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The Story

Hunta James Eichorn was a little boy who didn’t like to take the road most travelled. His birth was an unlikely miracle, his development was well ahead of the curve…and his death came far too soon. A week and a half after his first birthday, Hunta suffered an unexplained and devastating seizure that struck without warning, and despite the best efforts of the medical teams at Nepean and Westmead Childrens Hospitals, he was unable to be recovered. At 2:30 pm, on Saturday, November 5th, surrounded by the friends and family who loved him, little Hunta slipped peacefully away in the arms of his parents.

To Alix and Grant, Hunta was their miracle baby. His birth followed a traumatic series of unsuccessful pregnancies the couple had endured, and his eventual arrival into their world was welcomed with an outpouring of love and relief. His fiery red hair matched his joyful personality, and it was rare to see him without a huge grin plastered across his face and a giggle escaping his lips. He was full to the brim with personality, and his curiosity, energy and intelligence seemed far beyond his age. By his first birthday, he was already walking confidently, and he seemed ready to take on the world.

But his tragic and inexplicable passing has cut Hunta’s story short, and robbed his family of their time with him, and now Alix and Grant have to face a future that isn’t the happy journey they had planned. As well as dealing with the immense sorrow of their loss, they must also navigate an uncertain financial future as they address the heavy costs of medical care, funeral planning and the loss of income they face as they take time away from their jobs to support each other through the deep and uncharted waters of their grief.

There’s nothing anyone can do that can unwind the horror of what Alix and Grant have endured in their loss of little Hunta, but what we can do is help make their difficult journey through this darkness and back into their lives as easy as possible. This page has been set up by the family as a way for people to reach out and support this couple in one of the few tangible ways we can - by helping provide financial support and relief from some of the expenses that they face. We aim to allow Alix and Grant to take the time they need away from work without the added pressure of worrying about money. We aim to see them through their grief without further financial burden and to reach out to them together in love and generosity in this, their time of greatest need.

We ask that you consider donating what you can to this cause. It doesn’t have to be a huge sum; we will all be giving within our means, and whether it is $2 or $2,000, every last cent will count, and will go directly towards helping these two beautiful, broken parents find their feet again on the other side of this tragedy. Whether you wish to do so anonymously or with a personal message of support, we ask that you take the time to reach out to Alix and Grant through this page, in memory of their incredible little Hunta, gone too soon.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on November 9, 2016

Posted on November 9, 2016

After a 29-hour outage of the YouCaring site, we seem to be back online, finally. We apologise for the dropout, we're aware many potential donors tried unsuccessfully to reach this page. Hopefully things remain up and running from here on out. Thanks once again to all of our incredible donors thus far, we are all blown away by the support being shown.

The family is busy preparing for little Hunta's upcoming funeral, but everyone sends their heartfelt gratitude to our supporters, and Alix and Grant are being looked after, safely surrounded by family and friends. For those of you here in Sydney who have sent flowers, dropped off food supplies or taken the time to send a message of condolence, an extra thank you to you all for those acts of kindness. We feel incredibly blessed to have you by our side.  x


Posted on November 7, 2016

Posted on November 7, 2016

The fundraising campaign has been live for just twelve hours, and already your collective generosity has seen us raise over $17,000, with this page being shared almost 850 times.

We are all in awe of the love and support you have shown Grant and Alix, and whilst they are still coming to terms with this overwhelming outpouring of kindness, they are both deeply touched by your support. This has been an amazing reminder that they are not alone, and that surrounding them is a vast network of friends, family and even strangers who have all reached out to them to let them know we're looking out for them.

You are all absolute legends, and we thank you sincerely from the bottom of our broken hearts. These funds we continue to raise for them will make such a huge difference to their lives as they tackle this tragedy. Once again; thank you so very much for being there for them.  x

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