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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 27, 2010


Elle's request for her birthday was that her friends contribute to the CNCF. Here's her request, in her own words:

"Some of you may know that I have a little brother with a pediactric cancer called Neuroblastoma, and I would love to have some money donated to the cause. I ask that instead of presents please just bring a donation for the Children's Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation, it may help a lot!"

She brought in $860 in honor of her little brother.

I just want to say THANKS!

OH - and I failed to mention the vote this weekend! WE MUST KEEP VOTING! For a while yesterday we had dropped to third. When I woke up we were back in second. This is for a quarter of a million dollars - that's a lot of bake sales and birthdays!!! And voting is free:) We must vote across the next 4 days! 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!

Peace, Love, and Cure,


Anonymous said...

Hans is lucky to have Elle as a big sister - even when she is tormenting him! Every kid should be as lucky!!

Love & Hugs,
G.Kathy and G.Dale

Anonymous said...

Elle, What a wonderful way to make a difference!
You are amazing!!!!
G'ma Stephanie

PS I want to hear all about your party!

Shannon said...

Wow, Elle is one fabulous girl! I still need to book a babysitting gig with her :) I'll contact you soon.....Nick & I desperately need an adult night out!

Anonymous said...

How awesome, Elle! I think you're the best sister in the world :)

Love, Aunt Holly

The Nusbaums said...

Just catching up on your postings... ready this and immediately got teary. What an awesome girl Elle is- what an awesome family! So thankful for good news with the Hans' scans!!