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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, February 18, 2010


Hey - sorry for the radio silence! No real reason.
The good news - it seems that Hans' gut instincts were dead on the money.
Shrinkage aka there is still a little bit of a spot on Hans' skull, but it is a little bit better.
I was hoping we'd have this spot wiped out by three rounds, as you recall, but I'm still putting this in the 'good news' column for sure!

We're forging ahead with Round 4 of Millennium. The guys are up in Philly and are coming home soon. Hans and Kev just figured out the fastest way to Toys R Us... via Subway. They will be home soon.

In the mean time, Elle tested positive for the flu, yesterday, so it is good that I am here with her. We have a visitor, Sam, our buddy from back in the day, who extended a conference trip to San Antonio from Alaska to hang with us. Wish he could have brought his lady Christie and baby Gus along! We shall have some good times.

Thanks for checking up on us. Glad to spread some good news!



Anonymous said...

So glad to hear the great news!! Been thinking about you all this week. Hope Elle feels better soon and you can all go celebrate when the guys get home!
love, Sarah

Anonymous said...

Way to go Hans!!!!! As them Aggies would say "Beat the Hell Outta Cancer"!!!!

Hope Elle feels better soon....


bud elkins said...


Anonymous said...

See Hans always knows. Love you guys

Alex and family

Anonymous said...

WHOO HOO for good news, good friends, and good times!

BOO to flu...feel well soooon, Miss Elle!

Love and hugs,
Aunt Susy

The Adkins Family said...

Great news!

Hope Elle is feeling better! I was at Wilkerson twice this week and looked for her. Apparently everyone has the stomach flu bad there!

Will's Dad said...

Love it!!!

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Anonymous said...

Yeah - prayers (and some Millennium) are working!!! I'm so sorry Ellie is feeling rotten - saw your mom last night and she told me the good news.
Send me a picture of those airplanes. love, pl

The Burgharts said...

Great to hear! Keeping you and Hans in our prayers

The Burgharts