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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.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

New Total

We actually have a new total, a couple of donations of baked goods and checks came in on Saturday...thanks to Elle's whole team for pitching in and shopping when I showed up with extra baked goods to the tournament on Saturday! We brought our total up to $2215, with a grand total of $21, 515 . Thank you Michelle, Sarah, Shannon and Jennifer for working the sale with me! Thanks to Comfort Cookies in VT for a special shipment for our sale!!!

Elle had a pretty great weekend on the fields. The girls actually lost each game, but she played like a champ in a brand new position - center D! It was exciting and she was a "beast" as her coach Phil pointed out. She got fouled a couple times, got into a few scrapes. That's my girl!?!?!

Hans has scans tomorrow! He has a great attitude about it and has the whole trip planned out - he's simply squeezing scans and office visit and injections in around eating at Mad Mex, Chili's and hanging out with the Kieran.

Elle got a "muscle spasm' following the big tournament and has a sore neck and she's on the DL from playing until she gets better. I was a little sore from carrying stuff for the bake sale (am I getting old???) so we had asked Hans for back rubs. He gave us great massages on Sunday and he told us - "I know what the problem is... you never go for a 'Spa Day'!" We better get on that.


Anonymous said...

Yay for Elle! Greta LOVES playing defense...its her favorite position!

Hope Hans has time for all he has planned! : )

xo Shelley

Anonymous said...

Kudos to you and your circle of bakers! Who would have thought that you could raise so much through your bake sales. Shows what a profound impact these children and families have on people. Brings out the best in everyone!

As always, Hans is a thinker! You better take his suggestion for a spa day seriously. I'd add a mani/pedicure to the massage!

Praying for good news from Philly.

Love, G.Kathy & G.Dale XOXO

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Elle! Center D! Sorry about the muscle spasm...they may occasionally come with the new territory?!

Hans needs to set up shop...carve out his massage studio at home!

WOWEE...bake sale queens!!! Any kings in the baking crowd! What a wonderful gift to children!

I will be thinking of you, Hans, as you meet each appointment...AND as you savor all of the tasty delights Philadelphia has to offer!

Love and hugs,
Aunt Susy