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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, November 01, 2010


Wow, we were able to fully enjoy Halloween. It seems like in the past few years Hans has had something crazy going on in the Fall, so we have really been enjoying being able to do it up. We have been able to decorate a little, bake a lot (Hans loves to help me out): brownies, sugar cookies, popcorn balls and caramel apples! We hit a few parties - missed a few. Kevin and I really sort of stink at going out and leaving the kids or getting a sitter. I guess we're sort of nervous nellies. Elle left us for a party at her friend Kelly's - that was weird to trick or treat without her for the first time ever! Hans had really pretty great stamina and was able to trick or treat to a lot of houses. He was the scariest "Fade In/Fade Out Unknown Phantom" and Elle was a little over the top as a glitter glam lion!
That's the scoop. We are waiting on meds. They are supposed to get here today now. I think Hans actually benefited energy-wise from his 2 day Halloween vacation from Round 15 of Millennium, especially with this cold that we all now have!


Will's Dad said...

Glad to hear you all had a great day! I'm kind of scared by that costume Hans is wearing

Anonymous said...

LOVE the costumes!!

Love, G.Kathy

Ashton Blackman said...

I am sitting at CHOP waiting and loving that I took a sec and checked in. You all look fantastic.
Love Ashton

Anonymous said...

Good thing Aunt Susy DID NOT see the likes of Hans on the eve of Halloween...I would still be running! WOOOOOOEEEEEE!

The Cowardly Lion...NOT scary...too cute!!!

Glad a fun time was had by ALL!!!
Love and hugs,
Aunt Susy