On the evening of April 12, 2010 while riding in a car with 2 other people, Aaron Hunt chased a dangerous high inhaling propane fumes. His heart stopped and his brain was without oxygen for around 10 minutes before rescue workers arrived. Aaron was put on life support when he arrived at the hospital. After numerous tests, it was determined that there was no brain activity. On April 16, 2010, Aaron was removed from life support.
Aaron left behind his mom, dad, brothers, sisters and the love of his life, Alex Jankowski on April 16th.
Aaron was only weeks away from graduating from McHenry West High School and had plans on attending a trade school to become an automotive technician.
Aaron had a magnetic personality and an unbelievable smile that would light up any room that he walked into.
His family and his girl friend, Alex, decided to channel their grief in a positive way and create an event that would keep Aaron's memory alive, and celebrate his 18 years of life. The aim of "Balloons for Aaron Hunt" is to bring huffing awareness to his hometown, as well as to the surrounding neighborhoods. Our mission is to support educational efforts that raise awareness among students of all ages about the potential dangers of huffing.