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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, January 03, 2011

we've arrived

Hello! We are here at the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House. We actually haven't stayed here since last March - it's been a while! We are thrilled to have Elle along with us. She dropped off a big book project at school on her way to the airport. Who knows how much work she'll have to make up, but it's worth it to have her with us! She actually is our good luck charm for travel...we rented a car this time and our guy spontaneously said "I'm gonna put you in a better car." He passed up the Aveo we had reserved and put us in a small SUV. Hey - with all our crazy bags, we'll take it, thanks!

The snow is somehow all cleared up here. It's pretty cold. We are planning an evening of watching movies, coloring and going to Hans' favorite 'chips n salsa' restaurant, Mad Mex. We are also looking forward to hanging out with the Tenneson family while we're here.

Nervous about scans , as always, but praying for great news. Thanks for checking up on us, and thanks for your notes, texts, calls and emails of support as we find ourselves in scan week once again.



rherbert said...

Thinking of your and your family and praying for stable scans.

Anonymous said...

So glad your trip presented unexpected pleasant surprises! A SUV (It may be needed!?) and the Ronald McDonald House will facilitate all that you may require as you take care of medical tasks...and take time to explore!

Yum...chips and salsa!!!

BIG love, prayers, and wishes for the best of outcomes are being sent your way!

Aunt Susy

Anonymous said...

Glad Elle could join you on this trip and that the trip up went so well :)
Praying for good the best!

Love, Aunt Holly and Uncle Michael