Monday, January 14, 2013
Terra Ihde gives an intimate look into how life has changed since her 14-year-old son, Hunter Himes, was critically injured in a February car accident. Hunter died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013.
Editor's note: Hunter Himes died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. He was 15. For information about services, please go to this article. In June 2012, Patch spoke to Hunter's mother about her talented, caring and generous son. That full story can be read below. Originally published June 20, 2012 The family dog, Cinder, sits by the garage door sometimes waiting for the Ihde’s son, Hunter Himes, to come home. Hunter, 14, hasn’t returned since an SUV struck him Feb. 26 in Darien while he was riding his bike home from a friend’s house. Nearly four months later, Hunter remains in Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital in Wheaton, undergoing exhaustive therapy for injuries that doctors say will leave him permanently disabled. “We miss him tremendously,” Hunter’…
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Year in Review: Hunter Himes, 14, was hit while riding his bike and is now permanently disabled.
After 14-year-old Hunter Himes was struck by an SUV on Feb. 26 in Darien while he was riding his bike home from a friend’s house, the community united in what became known as Hope for Hunter. Himes was in Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital in Wheaton, undergoing exhaustive therapy for injuries that doctors say will leave him permanently disabled. “We miss him tremendously,” Hunter’s mom, Terra Ihde, said. “This is just a horrific accident that we’re still dealing with.” A petition was later started by Steven Vena, a concerned citizen who has started an online petition to Governor Pat Quinn, calling for harsher penalties for distracted drivers. An 8-year-old Darien boy, Hunter Long, came up with the idea of Hope for Hunter Day at Concord …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
The fundraiser is scheduled to take place on August 16 at the Darien country club.
The community continues to rally around Hunter Himes, the Lakeview Junior High eighth-grader critically injured when he was struck by a car while riding his bike in February. Hunter’s family is organizing a Hope for Hunter Golf Outing, which will take place August 16 at Carriage Greens Country Club in Darien. Funds raised during the event will help support the Downers Grove-area boy and his family as he continues his recovery at a nearby rehabilitation facility. Hunter suffered numerous injuries when he was pinned underneath a car while crossing the street, including a traumatic brain injury. “Hunter’s life and that of his family, friends and now community have forever been altered,” said a letter publicizing the golf outing. “Hunter …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Eight-year-old Concord student Hunter Long conceived the day to help bring awareness to an injured Lakeview student's recovery.
A sea of shiny orbs filled the gym classes Tuesday at Concord Elementary School. The kids wore their bike helmets to class so Darien Police Officer Nick Skweres could fit them properly while giving them a lesson on cycling safely. The safety tutorial was part of Hope for Hunter Day, an event sprung from the imagination of 8-year-old Hunter Long. After hearing about Hunter Himes, the Lakeview student struck by a car and critically injured while riding his bike in February, Hunter Long was compelled to do what he could to help the boy who shared his name. “All the Hunters in the world would be broken if one of the Hunters were hurt,” Hunter said. “They really want to do something for him because they feel really bad for him.” Skweres said…
Friday, May 11, 2012
The band performed the song Thursday for the Lakeview eighth-grader recovering from a February accident.
The Lakeview Jr. High School Wind Ensemble dedicated "Song of Hope" to eighth-grader Hunter Himes at its concert Thursday. Himes was riding his bike through a crosswalk in Darien Feb. 26 when he was struck by a car and seriously injured. He was recently moved to a rehabilitation facility to continue his recovery.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Hunter Long knows that he and Hunter Himes, injured in a late February accident, share more than a name: They also share strength.
Eight-year-old Hunter Long has never met the boy he calls “Big Hunter.” Big Hunter is Hunter Himes, the 14-year-old Lakeview Junior High student who was hit by a car in February while riding his bike. Hunter Long, however, says they share more in common than just a name. “All the Hunters in the world would be broken if one of the Hunters were hurt,” Hunter said. “They really want to do something for him because they feel really bad for him.” With the help of his mom, Ginny Long, Hunter came up with the idea of Hope for Hunter Day at Concord Elementary School. “We feel this little mission: Let’s be Hunter’s heroes,” Long said. On May 22, Darien Police Officer Nick Skweres will spend the day in Concord’s gym classes, making sure the kids’ …
Monday, April 16, 2012
All of the proceeds will go to the family of Hunter Himes.
A Haircut-a-thon will be held this weekend for a 14-year-old Downers Grove boy who was struck by a car while riding his bicycle in Darien in February. The event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Macy's Salon and Spa in The Promenade Bolingbrook, with all of the proceeds going to the family of Hunter Himes. Haircut prices are $25 for women, $15 for men, and $10 for children 12 and under. For more information, call (630) 343-4230.