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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.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Pediatric Cancer Awareness Day

Today, September 12, is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Day. I know that all of you who tune in to our bog are AWARE - so I want to take this opportunity to say thank you for all of your support. It means a lot to me. Thanks to all of you who bake, and bead, and come up with items for garage sales, or whatever else you do. These can be little efforts, but I very strongly believe in the power of their cumulative effect. We did $2,200 yesterday in sales at our Bake Sale! It may seem like a small dollar amount if taken alone. But, if we think of this figure in the long run, and we do just four sales a year, and we continue on for ten years...we are close to hitting $100,000.00! I think that's amazing. A hundred grand can surely fund a world class clinical trial. So, keep on keepin' on, because, sadly the work isn't yet done.

I don't want to beat you over the head with this, because you know it - but I just copied a couple sentences from an article on Childhood Cancer Awareness Month...
"There are many children suffering from difficult-to-cure pediatric cancers that require innovative approaches, and this means money. Relatively small amounts of government funds are spent on pediatric cancer research...and generous individuals fund a significant amount of the research we need to save kids lives." http://ccrf.convio.net/site/TR?pg=fund&fr_id=1140&pxfid=3100

So, today, I want to thank those of you who have supported all the various efforts to raise funds for this important research. Have a great day. Hug your cuties.
Everyday is an adventure. Everyday is a gift.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You and your friends are doing such good and important work!!!
We love ya!