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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.

Monday, August 17, 2009


Hey there,
So, with Hans' relative well-ness, I am turning into a "major blogger slacker". I guess though, I'll take this glorious health and just run with it!
Since my last post - We got Elle back (Thursday at about midnight!)
We have done some redecorating to Elle's room - it's more of a tween theme with black and white polka dots/hot pink too, hit a bday pool party - happy b'day Morgan!, and were the unexpected and fortunate recipients of some neat pieces of furniture - thanks to Carmen's parent's neighbors Kuyk and Diane for the table, hutch and possible desk! Wow.

We are on our way down to clinic for an Endocrinology appt today, and tomorrow, it is back again for counts and another echo. I wanted to post a quick note with hopes that everyone would keep Hans in their thoughts and prayers for great heart function on that echo tomorrow, so we can go full speed ahead into Round 9 of ABT 751, due to start Friday.

Thanks, I'll post more Wednesday, promise!



Anonymous said...

Praying for good news today!

Anonymous said...

You guys, and especially Hans, are always in our prayers! We'll be thinking of him and praying extra hard.

We loved seeing you all on your trip up here - and it was really special to have Elle over night - we watched movie after movie of the girls from babyhood up to toddlerhood! So cute! Tim had a blast playing video games with Hansie - he could have spent the whole day doing that! We're sorry Kevin wasn't here, too!

Love you all - Shelley, Tim, Laura and Greta