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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.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Thank You's

I want to thank our Neighbors, our friends, our fellow soccer families of Texas Rush Swoosh Pool U11 Girls - Go Blue! Go White!, friends of our friends - especially friends of Michelle and Sheri, I want to thank our fellow NB mamas, and everyone who had Continental One Pass Miles to donate. Thank you. And, thanks to Michelle, such a dear dear friend and neighbor, who coordinated this second miles drive. I think we hit 300,000 miles - which is about 12 tickets to Philly! Thanks, guys. The good news is that I actually think it will be EASIER to try to use Corporate Angel Network while using miles. The thing is, you have to have a back up plan - another plane ticket to fly CAN. Miles are ultimately flexible and there are no change fees. With flying CAN you usually have to have very flexible departure and return dates. We are just flying so frequently now, that it doesn't really pay off to spend extra days in Philly to get a free flight, you know?

To other cancer families - if you don't remember me mentioning it, Continental's CAREFORCE problem is an excellent way to go if you've got someone willing to organize a miles drive. It's free for people to donate miles, and they are free for you use with no change fees.

If you have OnePass miles, or know someone who does, and you are willing to donate some of them to sponsor part of one of our tickets to Philly - you can email michnolen@earthlink.net. Thanks! Flying every 6 weeks now is getting a little insane!

On another note... St. Baldrick's is coming up! St. Baldricks Foundation, Shaving the way to Conquer Kids cancer is an international program. My friend Shannon is coordinating the local Shaving for Seany event and right now Kevin's signed up to shave for a cure. Sean is a local adorable boy who has beat Rhabdomyosarcoma! Go Sean! Shannon helps me out with the NB bake sales by going all out with tons of huge heart shape cookie cakes. She's awesome. The event is set for March 14th at The Goose's Acre here in The Woodlands. St. Baldrick's is a foundation that raises funds for all pedi cancers. Hans' favorite fellow Dr. Nino "my buddy" Rainusso is funded by this organization. Dr. Rainusso will be at the event and Shannon is doing a great job organizing it. So, if you want to come out and watch a few people go bald for a cure, or if you want to shave, or if you want to sponsor Kevin, go to www.stbaldricks.org

Thank you -
I'll try not to hit you up for anything else for a little while! That was a lot today.


Anonymous said...

It's so wonderful that Hans has so many people, familiar and unfamiliar, helping in his fight! It's a great thing that Michelle has done in getting the word out about Continental's program.

Hope the shave for a cure is a huge success!

Love & Hugs,
G.Kathy & G.Dale xoxo

The Adkins Family said...

Wow! That's a bunch of miles from a bunch of people who love Hans. How wonderful!

St. Baldrick's said...

Thank you so much for promoting St. Baldrick’s. We are proud to count you as a member of the St. Baldrick’s family. With your help, we are a few hairs closer to conquering kids’ cancer!