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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.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

We have adjusted just fine to life back at home. I was wondering if Hans would have to cut his session short yesterday, but he did just fine. He is learning big 1st grade math...story problems and everything. I'm pretty proud of him! Oh, and we were pretty sweetly suprised by a get well packet from his first grade class at school. They had caught wind that he was in the hospital, and each student sent him a note with a little picture. My favorite was a note that said (your monkey - Pookie - has been messing with the calendar!). I guess that little monkey is playing tricks on Hans' class. Too cute - thanks Mrs. Parker and class!

We emailed Dr. Maris about Hans' complaints of pain. He got right back to us, saying that it would be prudent to add a head CT to our next round of scans, "hopefully just to reassure us". We will be heading up to Philly in two weeks.

In the mean time, on to the next thing. Elle celebrates her birthday this weekend! She's going to be 12. Oh, what fun.

Keep Voting! Nine more days. AWO has moved uo to third. Support Kids Cancer Research is 31st. Thanks. 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 & Cure,


Anonymous said...

AWO is now SECOND!!!
I'll bet Pookie's voting 10x everyday.
Hans is a Super Whiz kid at math!
Love and 0X0X,
Gma Stephanie

PS Happy, Happy Birthday to you Elle! I put a card in the mail yesterday

Anonymous said...

How often is one allowed to vote. (Not more than once a day, I imagine?)

- another Stephanie