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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, December 12, 2010


Kevin and the girls had a good day yesterday at the 3 v 3. Although it doesn't sound too too impressive, their 1 win, 1 loss, 2 ties got them 3rd place! (Of 8, rec division) Most importantly they had some fun. And, we were all able to make appearances at our block party.

Hans copes really well with missing out on activities, he's very good at making his own fun.
And, he's been a little low energy anyway, so he really needs to stay right here at home.

We did make MORE cookies yesterday, thanks in large part to a very special visit from Mrs. Nusbaum, Hans' teacher at Glen Loch for a few days back in 2008. She and Mia brought lots of cookie cutters and frosting kits and a baking mix. What a special early Christmas surprise. Hans was really thrilled to round out our cookie cutter collection with a few we didn't have - ornament, snowflake and santa's cap. I keep finding things to paint and rake while we're here at home.

Okay - guess that's about it for now. Wanted to share some pics. Elle is out paintballing as we speak. But I don't think I'll get a picture of that.


Anonymous said...

HI! Great photo of the team...and coach!

You are the "House of Cookies!" Your trend is catching...I am baking them this evening for my class!


May the fun go on and on!

Love and hugs,
Aunt Susy

Anonymous said...

Congrats to Elle and Kev!! And even though Hansie can't party with the neighbors, I'm sure they're going to enjoy his cookies! It's amazing how aware Hans is of his system and know's his limits. I think it helps in his coping.

How special that Mrs. Nusbaum and her little mircle girl where able to stop by. I'm sure Hans enjoyed the visit.

Tell Hans that we had about 6" of snow yesterday. Pepper the pony is doing just fine. Grandpa is taking good care of all the horses!

Love, G.Kathy xoxo