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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.

Monday, September 13, 2010

"Any troubles you may have will pass very shortly"

Not only was that a good fortune which I whole-heartedly hope comes true for Hans and all of his tough little NB buddies, the charming thing about it was that Elle told us Hans read it out loud to her:) We were in line at Panda Express and the kids sat down, Elle said Hans only needed help with two words! Yay for reading!

Anyway - we had a nice 'normal' weekend. Hans seems to be over the worst of his cold. We had a couple of trips to our community pools with the kids' pals. Hans is a pro at jumping off the diving board and diving all the way to the bottom of the deep end. He is pretty Amazing! We spent yesterday afternoon floating along our lazy river pool. It is still swelteringly HOT here. UGH. I had a bunch of lanyard/bake sale errands to run, but should be just about ready for Friday's Back to School Bake Sale at TCH...a fundraiser for The Children's Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation.

THANK YOU AUNT HOLLY and GRANDMA KATHY for sending lanyards and model lanyards for an event later this month!

Back to the business of voting. Arms Wide Open is now in SIXTH PLACE! And Support Kids' Cancer Research is up to 56TH!!! With 17 more days to vote, why shouldn't we both win??? Vote for Arms Wide Open Here, or by texting Text* 102653 to Pepsi (73774). AND vote for Support Kids Cancer Research HERE or Text* 102462 to Pepsi (73774)! You have to click the link, register and sign in to vote!

Hans is already starting the countdown to Christmas and working on his ELABORATE Christmas list for Santa. It's not so much a list as it is a three dimensional living document! 102 nights 'til Christmas???

The nurses on the 9th floor wear these cool shirts that read
Peace, Love and Cure, I think I might go with it.


Anonymous said...

Yeah to reading and christmas lists! And for big sisters like Elle - she's the best!!

Love, G.Kathy xoxo

Anonymous said...

What a perfect first fortune for Hans to have read!!!
We are all proud of you.
G'ma Stephanie

Anonymous said...

OOH, Hans...your reading skills are fantabulous!!! Elle makes the perfect reading coach! Reading a great book is like taking a mind adventure...without leaving home!

Christmas lists are the BEST...are you holding yours in the photo? A living document allows for changes as needed...and, of course, Santa always understands!

POOH on hot weather...thank goodness for water! Have Fun!

Love and hugs,
Aunt Susy