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Hans was a busy, happy, sweet and fearless three year old when he was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma. He fought his disease like a "gladiator" for nearly 6 years. Hans was an animal lover to his core. He was 'guarded' at home by his three cats, Black, Orange and Cotton. He also had his Golden Retriever, Honey, to keep him company. Hans enjoyed swimming, biking, gardening, grilling (he had his very own grill!), horseback riding, playing video games, building Legos, and flipping between Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and Animal Planet. Hans loved all members of his family and he was a loyal friend. He had to go through a lot of treatment in his life. But Hans powered through it. His attitude was let's get this done! His motivation was always to get back home, to his family, pets, favorite foods and pool.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Hans the cowboy

This picture was taken this summer at the Miniature Horse Monastery in Brenham, Texas.

Hans and Elle

This is last year's Christmas card. Elle and Hans had a fun time on their trip.

Hans the soccer star

Here is a picture of Hans at one of his soccer games. This season was his first time to play soccer at the YMCA. Kevin, his dad, was coach.

The Hans Weberling Fund

Thank you to everyone who has expressed an interest in donating money to help Hans and his family. I know they are extremely grateful for all the love and support they have been receiving. The "Hans Weberling Fund" has been set up at Chase Bank. The account number is 735167728. Checks can be made out to "Hans Weberling Fund" and deposited at any Chase Bank or the money can be wired using the account number. Thank you again and please keep Hans in your prayers.
God Bless,
Ginger Klein

Monday, October 30, 2006

This is a picture of Hans soon after undergoing his bone scan.

Hans in the Hospital

Here is a picture of Hans in Lara's lap playing Legos with his friend Adrian. Hans was determined to sit up on the couch even though he was so tired.

Run for Hans - November 11

Please come out and support Hans on November 11th.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Latest Diagnosis Results

Hey Everyone,

First off let me thank you so much for those of you at the playgroup Halloween party today for your very generous donations for Lara and her family. With the money I was able to get an American Express card, a Chipotle card, Starbucks card and also three really nice large stainless steel Starbucks traveling mugs.

I spoke to Lara late this afternoon and they finally got the results in. They met with the oncologist for two hours and have come up with a plan to kind of cover the next 12 months. Hans was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma Cancer. She explained three steps in their plan. First, Hans will begin chemotherapy starting tonight. This will go on for 15 weeks but mid-way probably around Christmas time doctors believe the tumor will have shrunk enough for him to have an operation to remove it. Once that operation 7-8 more weeks of chemo will probably be needed. The next step is that Hans will have a bone marrow transfusion. They will be using his own bone marrow to do that. After all of this then the last 6 months will be in maintenance type mode.

She is really positive and feels Hans is in good hands and is happy that the doctors are putting Hans up on the fast track which you can clearly see by them starting treatment tonight. They are really upbeat and relieved that theyhave that load off their backs of not knowing the diagnosis. Now they are ready to fight and keep moving on ahead.

It's going to be a very very long and rough road ahead for Hans so continue to keep him in your prayers please. Lara requested that I tell everybody to pray the rosary. She did say that they might be even able to come home in a week! They will be keeping an very close eye on him to see how he's handling the chemotherapy over the next 5 days. We will definitely have to have a welcome home celebration for when Hans does come home.


Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Hans's Journey

First Posting: Welcome to Hans's Journey - A Blog for Family & Friends

Dearest Family & Friends -

This online posting was created by the friends of Lara & Kevin to enable the easier dissemination of information regarding Hans' condition and on-going diagnostics at Texas Children's Hospital.

Updates will be performed as regularly as possible - and we kindly ask that each and every one of you keep Hans and his family in their prayers. Please check this site often and feel free to submit your own thoughts and best wishes on the comments section or via the family's own email address. We will gladly forward all information to Kevin & Lara as well. Let us all pray for Hans's immediate recovery and healing.