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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, March 17, 2010

Finally, some new pics!

Hans and Kevin on Sunday, after the shaving

Couldn't pick which one to post, so I got them both

Me and Elle after her hair cut Friday night

Sam and Elle

Hans on Horse at Family Camp

Elle on canoe

Hans at the Family Camp Petting Zoo

Hans on Horse

Hans and Kevin on Canoe

Hi there -
Here are several photos, sorry it takes me so long to get a photo up! Anyway, despite the whole low counts thing, we've been doing just fine. We are lucky that Hans has dodged a fever and a hospital visit! (knock on wood) We go back into the clinic tomorrow to recheck counts and I HOPE we make it. The message from CHOP is that if we make counts this week, we don't have to push scans back. We've been enjoying the weather and working on our yard. Our back had become pretty dingy, and we just ordered a pallet of grass, we laid it out back yesterday and hope it takes off.

Hans is very interested in gardening and was a great helper with a couple flats of flowers and some tomatoes and strawberries, and a couple of herbs. I was thinking about getting garden plot through our community center but it looks like we've just got a garden patch in our front bed. (If we put it out back Honey will chomp it up!)

I'll keep you posted on counts.



Vickie said...

Hans looks very healthy, I'd say strapping, in the photos. He should be proud. Erin would have noticed that his heels were down in the stirrup on the first horse picture (that's how you can tell an experienced rider from a dude).


Anonymous said...

Terrific pictures!
Handsome boys, and beautiful girls!
What fun.
Lots of prayers coming Hans' way for spectacular counts =)
Love and 0X0X
G'ma Stephanie

Anonymous said...

Hans looks like a natural on his pony...he inherited his style from his aunties and grandparents!

Love the photo of Elle and Mom...lovely new DO! You are so TALL,Elle!

Great photos of Hans and Kevin...WHOO HOO!

Thank you, Lara!

Aunt Susy

Anonymous said...

Great photos!!!! Elle has turned into such a young lady when I compare it to my picture on the couch from our Faust retreat!

Love the shaved look on Kev. Hans looks GREAT!!! Way to go! Keep kicking NB's butt!!!

Miss y'all. Maybe now that the weather is getting nicer in the north east I can catch up with you guys on one of your scanfests at CHOP.

XOXO Shari

Anonymous said...

Love the pics! Kev - way to go...looks great and just in time for the hot weather. Hans - looking good on the horse! Elle and Lara - beautiful girls!

Prayers for good counts from us, too!
Love Aunt Holly and Uncle Michael
(ps. been printing some of the blog pics for Grandma Jean. She loves seeing them. Will print these and bring em over this weekend!)

Anonymous said...

Hey La - thinking about all of you. Love, p l

Anonymous said...

Great pictures! Stay strong! Love and prayers -dd

The Harvey Family said...

I love the pictures, you guys all look so good. I can't believe how big Elle is getting, "pretty girl". We miss you all so much, Love you All.

Matt, Anna, Emma, and Hailey