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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, August 22, 2012


We came into clinic for a checkup and wound up in-house tonight.  Hans needed blood and platelets (thank you donors!!) and we are continuing to tweak his meds for leg pain, so we are having a pow wow with our pain team while we are here.   Platelets were too low to start the second round of Vorinostat today:(

The kids started school this week.  Elle is in the eighth and Hans is now in third.  Mrs. James is coming by our place everyday for Hans' homebound and it is a lovely benefit!  Elle is a peer tutor for Mrs. Hodges this year so they continue to bond.  It's pretty cute:).    Elle joined a new competitive soccer team, so now that we have a soccer team and schedule, it feels like we are ready for a new year to begin.  Go Legacy!

Oh, thanks to everyone who was able to donate to Hans' little National Children's  Cancer Society campaign!  It is doing great.  We feel the love and we thank you.


Holly said...

Praying the blood and platelets do the trick and Hans can start the next round very soon!
Glad Hans can do his homebound, Elle would be a really fun tutor to have, soccer sounds fun! Let me know if there are any weekend soccer games :)
Love, hugs and prayers,
Aunt Holly and Uncle Michael

Anonymous said...

May Hans be fortified, pain shoooooed out of town, and the hospital in the rear view mirror!

Elle's off to an exciting start at school...as is Hans!

Thinking of you throughout my days with BIG love, smiles, and hugs for all!

Aunt Susy

Anonymous said...

Praying that the leg pain can get under control. And for all of you as always. Way to go Elle you are growing up way too fast. Love and hugs all around.
Auntie Anna

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you guys, as always. Hope Hans is sprung soon and you have a good weekend at home!
love, Sarah