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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, December 12, 2011

Here is a shot I had to share, Holly snapped this pic of all of us and Hans and his amazing ever-growing, kept year-long Christmas wish list. Hans checks off items he gets and keeps taping and adding new wishes. This is actually his same wish list from last year. He takes it with him to see Santa. It's really cute to me. We went to see the Santa across town this week, and just continued to enjoy more good mellow family time this weekend. Hans got all tanked up on blood right here on Friday. Elle is recovering from strep and is back at school today. Scans are tomorrow and Wednesday, so long as we can make it over the Grapevine (6"-7" of snow are in the forecast, and I'm just not sure how they manage that snow here...what their road crews are like...

5 comments:

Will's Dad said...

Great family photo!

Jen Click said...

Hope you made it over the Grapevine! Gotta love Bakersfield winters -- if it's not fog in the valley it's snow on the mountain....

Anonymous said...

Hey Hans - I've been looking for those Skylanders on your Christmas list, but I don't think they've been released yet! Will keep looking for them. Have a safe drive to LA!

Love Aunt Holly

Anonymous said...

LOVE it!!

G.Kathy n G.Dale XOXO

Anonymous said...

Glad you've had some fun family time!! What a wish list--love it!

We'll be praying especially hard for you all this week--hope Hans sails through scans with no problems!
love, Sarah