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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, September 25, 2010

Happy Twelve to our Elle

Our girl is twelve. We really couldn't be more proud of our darling, scholar, athlete, beauty with a kind and generous heart and a fun fashion sense!

She's been such a sister and friend to Hans. She never treats him any differently because he's in treatment. He'll tell everyone how she tortures him! They have that typical love/hate brother/sister thing. She is turning her b'day into a CNCF event...I'll post more on that later. It's awesome.

We're so fortunate for her good nature. We've had to schlep her off on friends more times than we can count since Hans started treatment. Many families have told us she's on the 'short list'.

Why is it that with every major holiday our celebrations have a bittersweet undertone? We get this gorgeous girl. Every child ought to see their 12th birthday, and oh so many more...

Peace, Love & Cure,


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Elle!!!
Hope you have a great one!

Love ya,
C.D., Theresa & Hayley Williams

The Harvey Family said...

Happy Birthday to our beautiful niece, We love you so much!!! Hope you had a wonderful day. Look to mail soon. ;)
Uncle Matt, Auntie Anna, Emma, and Hailey

Anonymous said...

Have a great time at your pool party! We're proud of all your accomplishments and the young lady you are becoming!!

Love and hugs
G.Kathy and G.Dale XOXO

Anonymous said...

Elle is indeed beautiful inside and out! Love and hugs, Aunt Holly and Uncle Michael

Anonymous said...

Happy,Happy birthday, Elle! Kevin&Lara- you have a darling girl there and of course that super hero son of yours!!! I will keep voting! Love, Cindy Dyk