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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.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

We've arrived...

We are here! Hans is doing okay here about 1/2 way through this cycle, but he is definitely having some mouthsores.

Our house is a bit of a wreck, carpets ripped out - painters painting. I've been cleaning, Kevin has been ripping out carpets, ordering stuff, etc. It's a big adventure/project for sure. The place is still pretty much uninhabitable right now. The kids are helping out and taking swim breaks in our cool pool. Blake arrived with our pets late Thursday night and is already off. Our movers won't be here for another week or so with all of our stuff.

In the meantime, our friends Stefano and Heidi are putting us up! Thanks guys! We've know these guys since Kev and Stefano were in grad school together in Santa Cruz. Stefano and Kev both started working at Exxon in Houston. Stefano has been out here with Heidi for a few years. They are only a mile or so away, and ultimately hospitable, so it works out great!


Anonymous said...

Hope the mouth sores are going away, the house projects are moving along, the movers come and the pool is warm!!

Love, G.Kathy & G.Dale xoxo

Anonymous said...

So sad to be checking the blog "from a far" now! :-( I'm gonna be bugging you for updates and pictures!! I'd love to see one of Hansie swimming in your pool...
Miss you guys!
Michelle &Boys

Anonymous said...


Little by little your new home will evolve!

The warmth of friends...their smiles tell ALL...will see you through!

Love you,
Aunt Susan