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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, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

Of course, we are thankful that Hans is holding his own and doing so well on this MLN8237.

I am also thankful for thoughtful kids like Kayce. Kayce took a sewing class over the summer. She got really into and started getting good at making numerous pillow cases. Her sweet mama, Laura, who has been baking for us for a while now, wanted to find some special homes for her project. So, Kayce set out to make 36 adorable pillowcases for each child on the 9th floor! Anyway, Laura got them to us, and since we don't have to go down to TCH for a little while, we sent them down with our buddy, Mickey, who is bringing a turkey day dinner. They will find new homes tomorrow. I love little stories like that. Hans got his own designer pillow case - Transformers in red and blue. He jumped up and down when he got it, saying "it's awesome!" Thanks, Kayce and Laura:)

Just a little pic or two to say Happy Thanksgiving.

Peace, Love and Cure,


Anonymous said...

WOW, Kayce!!! Your pillowcases ARE awesome...a gift of love! You're on your way as a designer for great causes! Thank YOU...and your mom, too!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you...Kevin, Lara, Hans, AND Elle! You are loved near and far!

Love and hugs,
Aunt Susy

Anonymous said...

What a sweet, thoughtful girl! I love all of the pillowcases - great idea!

Have a great Thanksgiving holiday :)

Love Aunt Holly and Uncle Michael

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful idea to help kids through a rough time!
As a veteran of the 9th floor visiting brigade, I know how important it is for all sick kids to have special gifts made by generous, loving people - like you and your mom!
You brightened MY day too!!!

Happy Thanksgiving to all!
G.ma Stephanie

Anonymous said...

Gifts from the heart are always the best! Kaycee, I'm sure the kids at TCH were snuggling with their new pillow cases last night! I'm betting your family is especially proud of you!

Kids are so amazing. They find such creative ways to give to others. They are our reminder that the little things can make such a big difference.

Happy Thanksgiving to all,
Love, G.Kathy & G.Dale xoxo