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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, October 30, 2010


Whoa - we had a rough morning around here. First off, we found out last night that CHOP accidentally shipped out our med wrong. We had enough Millennium for 3 days, and needed more med by day 4, today. Whoops. Med is on a trailer somewhere between here and PA via UPS. Not due til the 2nd. Hans gets an unexpected 4day break in round 15??? We touched base with Dr. Maris via email. He said there is not much to be done about it over a weekend, but he did say given the fact that Hans has been on this med so long, that he wasn't too concerned about it.

Also, somehow my alarm didn't go off and we woke up late for soccer. We got to the field in time to start the game, but it was hairy. Elle is having some ankle pain and has been on and off the disabled list for the team. We are taking her to a Sports Medicine therapist on Monday.

Hans was able to make it through our friend Clay's Pump it Up party yesterday, but he's got a pretty nasty little cold. He didn't spike a fever last night, but I was sure watching him like a hawk. Oh, and Elle and her friends had a great time with the Rock A Thon! The kids had fun hanging out on a Friday night and I guess they raised $4,400 for their band! Isn't that great?

1 comment:

Ashton Blackman said...

I am so sorry Hans has a cold! I hope he improves greatly overnight. You juggle things so well, running away with the circus could be your plan B...

With love and prayers for healing colds and ankles!
Ashton and Lily Blackman