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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.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Little News

I have a couple of birth announcements to make...

One is severely overdue, just because we were in the hospital at the time, and I wasn't on top of my game.
Kevin and I are the proud Uncle and Auntie to Hailey Marie Harvey, Born 10/19/09 to Kevin's sister Anna and her husband Matt. We can hardly wait to meet you, little one!

Our neighbor Michelle and good friend gave birth to Jace Bradley Nolen on Christmas Even. Welcome to the 'hood!

We had a very fun Christmas with lots of packages - Hans kept saying "This is the best Christmas Ever!" My mom left back to Seattle yesterday morning and
we are having a quiet weekend at home - just doing a little visiting, hitting the park, and Elle and I went to the mall last night (our gift cards were burning a hole in our pockets, I guess). Thanks to our friends and family who sent gifts to the kids. We could rake the yard this weekend- but I think it'll wait 'til we get back!

Hans is shedding a few hairs here and there, but nothing too severe yet.

I can't believe we already have to get back on a plane tomorrow for Philadelphia! They do like to make sure a new med is doing the trick, so Hans has another MIBG Wednesday - if it looks the same or better, we'll stay on MLN8237, if it looks any worse, we'll switch things up again. Kevin has to work Tuesday, so he's going to join us late Tuesday night. I am glad we are turning this trip into a vacation like we did back in June when we went to Harrisburg/Hershey Park. We are looking forward to our Snow Days. I do hope we have some good news as we take off to the Mountains!

I think that's about all I have to say - I was looking at our calendar, and I fear I might have to push the Valentine's Day Bake Sale up a week. I think we'll likely be back in PA for scans the week of the Feb 12th (our next sale), and I don't think I should try to have two sales in a row where I'm gone. I'll wait 'til I get scan dates, but I'm thinking of pushing it to February 4th or 5th. Any thoughts on a Thursday Bake Sale, over a Friday? We've always done them on Fridays...


1 comment:

The Adkins Family said...

Let me know when you have the bake sale and I'll cook for it!