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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.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Started Cycle 24

Here's Hans' jump off the roof at the Pier at our friend Dave and Sheri's Bay House. (Thanks for the super weekend, guys!)

Whew - we've had a lot of fun since my last post! I was incredibly, pleasantly surprised by how well Hans did over the weekend. For so long now since treatment began, he has kind of stayed safely in a little bubble of comfort. BUT, lately, we are noticing he's willing to try new things and get out there a little more - which is much more fun. Hans jumped off the roof on the pier here within about 5 minutes of our arrival! He's saving the higher roof for our next visit. Hans also enjoyed the speed boat - inner tubing, and even gave knee boarding one shot. Elle and Caley are too cute together - they've been buds since YMCA preK soccer. Hans made friends with the two other boys staying there - Michael had no problem jumping off the high roof! FUN.

Hans also made it through a long, fun dinner at Benihanas with the Girl Scouts - he was the only little dude there with a lot of big girls. With Kevin out of town, he's been dragged around to more of these kinds of events than he would usually have to! But, maybe it's all helping make him just a little more flexible.

Our theme has been "let the good times roll" as we continue to have swim dates sleepovers and get togethers...trying to have that one last visit with each of our great friends!

Our last day of school is tomorrow and we have 7 more nights in TX. Movers come Sunday. Kevin is a busy guy. Our new place needed paint, appliances and flooring - so he is getting all of that going.

Hans' meds arrived yesterday and we just got back from labs at Dr. Irani's office today. He'll go in for Neulasta with at TCH Tuesday. That's the scoop...


Anonymous said...

Hans is way braver than me! Glad you're all having a great time :)

Love and hugs,
Aunt Holly and Uncle Michael

Anonymous said...

Hans is fearless! It appears that after all the treatments he's had to endure, a jump off the roof is pure joy!!

Moving time is coming soon. Enjoy your last few days in Texas!

Love, G.Kathy & G.Dale xoxo

Anonymous said...

Wow - Hans is a lot braver than I would ever, ever be at jumping into the water....let alone off the roof! Looks like well deserved fun.....You mom is counting down with you. love, pl

Anonymous said...

What a great "action shot" of Hans! I'm so happy to see that he is doing well. I can't wait to be "neighbors" with you living in CA.