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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, October 24, 2011

Hello From Home

Hi -
Just a quick note to say that we are home! We are feeding and feeding Hans and making him drink and drink and drink -hoping to protect his bladder - flooding him with iced water, Cranberry Raspberry juice and even Mt. Dew! Hans is a little fragile looking. He hasn't been weighed lately, but he looks to be down about 5 lbs from that last round. Kevin is working on getting the floors done in his favorite hang out room - that's something to look forward to. Hans got to take Honey on a quick bike ride/walk last night. So great! He actually even had a quick school lesson today from his new teacher, Mrs. James. This has actually been his third session in as many weeks, I've just failed to mention that he got started with all the other excitement.

Grandma Stephanie and Uncle Dean hit the road to LAX to get back up to Seattle today.

Hans goes back in for labs and an Office Visit Wednesday. He is also slotted for a possible blood transfusion. We shall see. I'm excited and even a little freaked out to say that he is slotted for a stem cell harvest on 11/01 and 11/02! Wow. Anyone who has been through it knows what a trying experience it is. It just WIPES YOU OUT, but at the end of two days, you could have these little bags of gold that could rescue you from the most risky treatments!

Tomorrow will mark Hans' 5 year anniversary of this awful diagnosis. So, tomorrow, I'm going to give you an opportunity to make a donation to the CNCF in Hans' honor. I'll share a letter with you tomorrow, and a link to Hans' new CNCF Parks fundraising page. I'm excited about just a little bit of good being generated from our rough situation.

Our dear friend Roxie is going to do a neat fundraiser as well. She's going to contribute a special percentage of sales from her "Scarf it up Santa Cruz" Sales to mark Hans' anniversary. More on that in a couple of days. You could get a jump start on your Christmas list and help fund a cure.

I'd like to say thanks to our special Lego Fairy from the north! Megan, Republic Frigate is amazing!!!! xoxox


Anonymous said...

So pleased Hans is enjoying life at home...everyone in one place!

Will keep an eye out for Roxie's project!

Love and prayers for continued days at home!

Love and hugs,
Aunt Susy

Anonymous said...

Hans, Glad to hear you are back with your teacher. I really miss teaching you. Ms. Kathy