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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.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Remember me mentioning our new little friend Chase up in Philadelphia? I learned yesterday that he lost his battle to NB the night before last. It is amazing how fast this disease can take a child. Chase's mom - Tiffany - had gotten the bad news the day after I met her - widespread disease - overwhelming - when just THREE MONTHS earlier he had achieved the golden 'second remission' status.
I just wanted to mention him because he was a really cool little kid. He was so positive and so happy. He just wanted to play and be a kid - Tiffany and Chase had that special, undeniable connection...the connection that you know what they have had to go through together...the joy they shared in the simple moments of the day...the perseverance. And I really only knew them for two days. But, I love them, and I am thinking of Chase and Tiffany today. Praying for them.


Vickie said...


(I wish I had something else to say.)

The Adkins Family said...

So sorry to hear this. We're thinking of them. And you guys, as usual!

Anonymous said...

Praying for all of you........

Anonymous said...

I agree with Vickie!!!!

Anonymous said...

I can't stop thinking of Chase, and his mom ever since your post. Angels are taking good care of him and I am praying that his mother finds peace in that.
Love to all,
G'ma Stephanie