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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.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Bike

I figure it's about time I posted a pic or some fun news, so here ya go.
Santa brought Hans this cool bike - Transformers Motif and all.
Our weather was perfect on Monday and Hans had perked up some, so we went on a ride, quite a bit further than we'd usually take him on his old, much smaller bike!
New bike = new freedoms!
I took the girls (Elle and her friend Kelly) to our local winter skating rink last night and Hans and Kevin went out and invested Hans' Christmas money in a new Nintendo DSI (hand held video game), his systems see a lot of wear and tear with all our travel. It's good to have one working well with our next trip coming up next week:)

I would like to extend a thank you to the National Childrens Cancer Society! We just learned that they will help underwrite many of our travel expenses for our trips back to CHOP. This is certainly a blessing, so I wanted to share the resource with any other families who might find themselves in a similar situation. It is wonderful that there are such resources available.
On the not-so-fun side, Hans was up in the middle of the night complaining of back pain!!!??? He shed a few tears, needed a pain med and a hot bath at 1 am. So - I don't know what is happening here, but these mystery pains do often pop up in the days before scans.


Anonymous said...

Thinking of you all and praying for lots of good news!

Anonymous said...

Ice skating sounds delightful for the ladies!

And...the guys do love their games!

So pleased you will receive transportation assistance. So many people doing great things!!!

Perhaps Hans' back pains are due to the joy and extended time on the new bike?!!! Glad the hot bath helped relax his muscles!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! May your trip bring great news and be pleasant for all!

BIG love and hugs,
Aunt Susy