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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.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Here are a few pics from swim lessons, and one with Hans' last day with the excellent Ms. Kathy.

Wow - we are on a roll! Hans and Elle have now each completed a program and received a certificate already this summer. Hans completed Level 2 Swim Lessons, and Elle completed the Safe Sitter training program through a local hospital.
I probably could have signed Hans up for Level 3, I had him tested and he was right on the border, but I didn't want him to feel over his head. So, we checked off Level 2 and we might be ready for Level 3 sometime after he turns 7! Wow - that's coming up, July 15!!!

Elle and her little pal Toni had a great time with their Babysitting Course. I was actually very impressed with how professional it was. It was a full two-day training course. They learned infant, child, and adult CPR, choking safety and first aid.
They are ready to go!

Today, Hans is cruising along - already on Day 5 of this round of Millenium. So Far, So good!!!
Hans had a little sleepover with longtime pals Michael and Ryan this past week. It was fun to be able to do that. He felt pretty big! He is doing really well with Ms. Lisa. The bonus is that Lisa brings her Ivory over, an incoming Kindergartener, so they get to work in a small group, and it's a two for one all around. And, I get to hang out with Macy while they work. It's one of those win-wins:)

Today we are all heading out for a long day of fun at the Amazing Grace Golf Tournament. We'll raise money for NB research while hanging out with friends. Kevin is golfing with a bunch of his buddies. I appreciate everyone's support! Fun, fun, fun!

More later. Thanks for checking up on us.



Anonymous said...

Yeah Ellie, Yeah Hans!! Hope you treated Dad to a great Father's Day.

Love, G.Kathy

Anonymous said...

Looks like you are having a great time!

Miss you guys.


Anonymous said...

YOU are a highly certified, qualified household!!!

Congratulations to Hans and Elle!

Sleepovers...wow...I can hear the fun all the way to NM!

Happy belated Father's Day, Kevin! You are the best!

Yes, birthdays are right around the corner!

Love and hugs,
Aunt Susy