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Bakersfield, CA, United States
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.

Thursday, July 09, 2009


Hi, I haven't had much illuminated about those echo results yet. It is honestly a bit frustrating. But, these are the dangers of dealing with multiple hospitals, mulitple departments...gridlock. After many phone calls, emails, voicemails, etc. all week, I think we finally got an appointment with a cardiologist. But, the date is set for July 21st. That doesn't sound so hot to me. So, I'm trying to see what I can do to get that pushed up.

Meanwhile, Hans has continued to do well. His stamina for doing activities and being out and about/having fun has improved. I was watching my friends Kelly's boys on Tuesday and we got some much needed rain, so we made it to Chuck E Cheese rather than a pool, and they kids played for FOUR HOURS! Three other girlfriends joined us, so there were 11 kids in all. Yesterday we checked Harper's Landing Pool off of our list. I think we have 4 to go...

Thanks for checking up on us... My friend Kelly continues to do well fighting her relapsed Breast Cancer, and her boys were darling while they were here. We have so many little friends both locally, and cyber-friends, now fighting relapse, just wishing them all the best in their news of scans and while they are all out there fighting the good fight.


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