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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.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

I've Never Been This Organized!

another cute pic from Carla at Kiss the Moon Photography, thanks Carla!

With ordering my Christmas Card, that is. Usually I'm the last one. Sometimes I'm actually sending a Happy New Year card! But, this year I guess I was motivated since Pat and Rebecca initiated the Cure to the Kids Photo Holiday Card Campaign, Elle submitted a design, it was selected, and sweet Carla took our pictures, everything came together for me to order our Holiday card before Thanksgiving - that's a first. Too bad I couldn't manage to get my frizzy hair cut before the pictures were taken, but ah well! We're not perfect huh? Check out the site and order your cards too, if you want to check one of your things off of your To Do list:) All proceeds go to Cure Kids Cancer!

Meanwhile, while I'm marking things off my to do list, my family back home just got more bad news. My uncle Dean, who has Down's Syndrome, just got some bad health news too! My poor mom and aunties and cousins now have two patients to dote over and I'm just feeling useless so far away. My uncle is going in for a hernia surgery asap this morning and he will most likely have to have some of the intestine removed. Oh, my goodness! My Grandpa has actually been doing okay at home. He is there on hospice, but he is eating, eliminating, and having regular sleep and wake cycles. His issue was also with the bowel. Some dead tissue in the small intestine and for many underlying reasons he is not a candidate for surgery. When it rains it pours.

Peace, Love and Cure,



Anonymous said...

Prayers for your Uncle Dean and your Grandpa - both such loving and special people. I'm sure your family feels your love and support from afar just as you have always felt theirs for Hansie.

Love the cute pictures! Carla has done a great job of capturing Ellie and Hansie's love and bond that they have for each other.

Love, prayers and hugs for you all,

Love, G.Kathy & G.Dale XOXO

Anonymous said...

Aww, Lara! All my best to your sweet Uncle Dean!! I hope he makes it through with a swift recovery and easy surgery experience!!

Our love,


Anonymous said...

Your BIG love is felt all the way to Washington, Lara!

Wishing everyone best outcomes...and sending more love and hugs their way!

Aunt Susy