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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.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010


Sorry - didn't mean to go so long b/w posts...

Hans went in for counts yesterday and it looks like all is okay. We forgot to get Chemistries, but the ANC is back up to 1600! Yay! He can have a life again. And the HGB and Platelets are also just fine. We are sooo lucky not to need any transfusions on Millennium.

Hans is doing school right now with his teacher. She says he's sooooo smart! We already knew that, of course, but the validation from an Educator is reassuring:-)

So, That's about it. Elle is still supposed to post, but that kid is kinda busy. And, I think my computer bit it over the weekend - so we are down to one laptop!?! Who knows, maybe Kevin can save it! He has before. Now Elle has added two extracurriculars to her before-school schedule, so we really have to be on our toes. She's doing Student Council, and a program called Ambassadors, which I think is kinda like the 'natural helpers' program when we were in school. Soccer is in full swing, but Volleyball wrapped up. So - at least we get a breather there.

I'll post more, when there is more news. Or, Elle will!

Thanks for checking up on us. Hans helped me post flyers for our bake sale. He was a very good helper!


PS - Thanks Nurse Natalie for meeting up with us yesterday! Thanks, Nurse Randa for helping me post flyers. TCH has the best nurses and staff! We love you!!!!


Anonymous said...

So pleased to learn that counts and treatments are A-okay!

YOU are a busy family!

Love to all,
Aunt Susy

Anonymous said...

It was so good to be able to visit with you guys for a bit! I hope you can use some of the shots we took. Thanks again for asking me to come meet you guys! I feel so honored to be a part of it. Hans has grown so much and is becoming a little man before our very eyes. He's the SWEETEST. Have a wonderful time at the family camp! LOVE YOU GUYS!

Nurse Natalie