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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.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Bag o Blood

Shoot - I thought we were getting away without these by the skin of our noses. But, no, we discovered with a local lab draw this morning, that Hans' Hemoglobin is a mere 7.3...so, transfuse we shall. Bummer.

But - I wanted to give a little shout out to all of the donors in the world who offer up their very lifeblood on a regular basis! Thanks to those of you who are willing and able to 'commit for life' - someone is saving our boy today!

It has been about a year and a half since Hans has needed a transfusion. It's certainly a mixed bag of emotions, and not the direction we want to be going... we wanted to do tutoring, swimming and make about a dozen calls to run sponsors today! What are ya gonna do?

At least Elle has safely landed in Seattle and in the span of less than 12 hours has already soaked up love from family members across 4 generations!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

WA sure does wish you were ALL here!!!! Can't wait to see Hans try out his new tree swing....

Lots of Prayers, Tons of Love and Bunches of Kisses,
G'ma Stephanie