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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 06, 2010

"I"m allergic to Pictures"

If you think I'm a little lazy with the pictures, I swear it's not just me - Hans told me yesterday, "I'm Allergic to pictures!" Argh.

So, from our entire Labor Day Weekend at the Labor Day Cup in Austin, this is all I have to show for it! Elle's coach entered her pool into a tournament in Austin. Elle's team had a pretty respectable 1 win, 1 tie, 1 loss. I had fun watching. Kevin and I tag team to watch the games/watch Hans b/c it REALLY is TOO HOT for him to sit by the sidelines. He did watch one of our other teams from the car though, in a nice shady spot. Too bad one of Elle's games didn't happen to be right by the street. He does like to watch his sissy play. The girls played and bonded at the hotel. They really have that group mentality now. It's nice, too, that we really like the other soccer families. We spend a lot of time together.

We were able to enjoy just a bit of Austin in between all the games...we tried to go out to eat at the original Chuy's, but with the line around the block, we opted for El Rancho. We also were able to take a quick dip in Barton Springs Sunday, before heading back to The Woodlands. Not a bad Labor Day Weekend! I am just soooo glad we didn't wind up making our way to Dell Children's Hospital while there. Hans has visited enough Children's Hospitals.

It's still September! More days to VOTE HERE FOR ARMS WIDE OPEN! Arms Wide Open goes toward funding antibodies at Sloan Kettering New York or, we found out there is another foundation for NB research in the running. Since we have 10 votes a day, may as well VOTE HERE AS WELL! This is a new foundation starting out in California. I met this guy, Frank, up in Chicago this year. His daughter Calli couldn't make the trip. Thanks for your time, attention, love, and votes...
Arms Wide Open is now ranked no 12. The top two ideas get funded. When I first started voting they were ranked 28 or something.

Hans seems to be doing just fine. I'm going to try to set his office visit for next Thursday or Friday. He is scheduled to start his next Round, 13, on Monday the 13th! UGH. If you are even the tiniest bit superstitious how do you wrap your mind around that? Especially when Hans relapsed for the second time on Round 13 of the ABT751??? I don't know. I did email Dr. Russell to see if we could start it on the 14th!

1 comment:

Charon said...

Hey Lara! Sounds like y'all had a fun, busy weekend in Austin. Happy to hear no visits to any hospitals. Have a great week.