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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, April 23, 2010


We had a great day at the beach yesterday...all of us! We found out Hans is an excellent boogie boarder. We couldn't believe how far he could ride a wave! I think it must be because he has a light body weight, but the hand-eye coordination of a much bigger boy. He was a real pro. And, he didn't complain once about being pummeled by waves and salt water. What a way to spend Earth Day:) We have avoided 'natural bodies of water' for Hans for almost two years now because he had his port in. Then, we've gathered information that he should really be okay. So, we took the risk and took the plunge and had a blast. It's nice to live a little. Hans has always been a water dog, so I am very thankful and grateful to be able to throw him into the Bay! We only live about 80 miles from Galveston Island, may as well be taking advantage of it.

We got off the hook again for counts today because Tuesday's looked so great. Sweet!
We'll bring him in for an Office Visit next Tuesday and get all checked out to start Round 7 of the Millennium.

I forgot to mention that my mom and I held a lanyard workshop in Houston on Tuesday night. Thank you Jessica, for setting up this neat event. It was my first Spanish-speaking workshop. I was glad to have a translator!

I'll post more later - but I wanted to get up a few pics.


Vickie said...

Way Awesome! I love seeing you guys get to relax and have fun times together. Write me off-line about the workshop and how it went.

Enjoy your mom!


Anonymous said...

Oh man, y'all make me want to be on a warm beach SO BAD. What a great way to spend Earth Day, indeed.

love ya

Anonymous said...

What fun!! We're so happy that you are all getting to do some really fun things lately and that Hans has been up for all of them! It's so great that you're all getting some really fun family time!

Love, G.Kathy & G.Dale xoxo

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the DELIGHTFUL photos, Lara!

SO pleased that ALL of you had such a special Earth day...salt water beaches are my idea of a perfect day!

Hans had fun exploring a new talent! It is always fun to share in your child's self-discoveries!

Thinking of all of you...Grandma Stephanie, too!

Love and hugs,
Aunt Susy

Anonymous said...

What fun pictures- thanks for sharing! Looks like everyone was having a great time. Tell Hans I love his sponge bob swim shorts!

:) Sarah Nusbaum