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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, October 18, 2010


Not much to report on the Hans front. We just had our quiet weekend with a low ANC...so, we did take advantage of the weekend at home to get crackin' on some more house projects. We all sort of feel like we're 4 years behind around here!

Hans is doing super - just sort of on Cruise Control (right Ashton?)...He does complain of mouth sores a little, and of phantom leg pains...oh, but we'll take it!

I have to give a shout out to our babysitter Katie - who took orders for 18 lanyards from her education major classmates at Sam Houston State. Also have to thank a group of my beading girlfriends who spent Friday here beading with us to get the order filled. Awesome! AND we got a nice visit from Kevin's cousin Jessa who is here in Texas at College - she's a few hours away in Waco, but we were happy to finally get to see her! Elle was able to pack it all in with a b'day party (pictured above with her pal Kelly) and a soccer game. After the game, Elle and Kelly sure made me smile when they told me they get sad at the end of the game b/c they love the action and don't want it to end!

I have a very special request. Our dear friend Patrick just got news of new progression after giving the Seneca Valley oncolytic virus trial a shot. His sweet little family just hopped on a plane to Lourdes, France in search of a healing miracle. Please send this family some special love, prayers, and thoughts this week!


Anonymous said...

Cute pictures! So glad that Jessa got to make it your way! Congrats to Katie - how thoughtful.
Prayers to Patrick and his family in this next leg of their NB journey.

G.Kathy xoxo

Anonymous said...

Hans, Jessa, Elle, and Friend...such BRIGHT smiles, happy hearts!

May many miracles visit dear Patrick and his family as they journey afar.

So pleased Hans is responding well!

Thinking of you with love...and prayers!
Aunt Susy