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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, November 12, 2012

5K 5K

This awesome banner hung above the starting line at the race. (This is the same quote that played to start off Hans' Celebration of Life.  I have a feeling we will be quoting this enlightened alien robot from the planet Cybertron for the rest of our lives;)  It was really awesome and special and incredible!  Thanks EVERYONE who was able to come out and honor Hans.  Thanks to the groups of walkers in Seattle, and Ellensburg and even Raton!

Thanks to Beth Whitehead who called me on 9/27 with the idea to do this In Memory of Hans Run.  Thanks to Carmen and Michelle, Charon, Ginger, Pam, Shannon, Dana, Vicki, Brenda, Tracy, Sabina, Jon, Zachary, Waverly, Sarah, Lisa, Lisa, Debbie, Charlene, Anne, Matilda, Pat at CNCF, Monte, Lonnie, all the hubbies, all the kids, all the volunteers.  Deacon Sid Sandiford was there to say a blessing.  Deacon Sid baptized Hans at Sts. Simon in Jude in 2003. That was super special to have him there!  Once again it was amazing to feel such love and support and to honor our special boy in this special way.

I also have to thank Brooklyn Bagel, Pizza Tonight, Dosey Doe, Chick-fil-A, Fast Signs, Games 2 U, Luke's Locker, Silly Nilly Studios, Das, HEB, First Choice ER, Waste Management, Red Tree Recording Studio, and all the raffle donors, and of course, Reckless - The Woodlands' own undefeated adult kickball league team.  They have adopted Hans as an honorary lifetime member!  I can't really explain what that means to me.  Hans signed up for YMCA soccer at age 3 and then his diagnosis cut his only season short:(  I am very grateful he had the opportunity to have his dad coach that little team - The Giraffes.  Now he forevermore has a spot on a team!  Thank you, reckless.  We do have happy memories of Hans playing kickball with all of his buds at the Amazing Grace Golf Tournament a couple years ago.  Carmen got a photo from that day and they used it to make a special photo/plaque of Hans and the reckless team.

We had more than 280 runners for this 5k run, and we raised at least 5K!  I'm also happy to say that we hauled in a literal truckload of toys and PJs!  Charon will be collecting items through the Dec 7th Bakesale at TCH!  Items will then go to kids at the TXCCC and the cash will go to the CNCF for education and research.

Thank you so much.  I know I missed people.  I will just add them as I remember.
Thanks Dave, Sheri and Caley for hosting us - we love your casa!



Anonymous said...

If I don't live near Houston or Seattle, is making a donation to CNCF in memory of Hans the preferred option? I would love to do something.

Portland, OR

Hans Weberling said...

Yes, please and thank you too!
You can go to the link on the top left of the page of this blog and click on the "We Feel the Love" link for Hans' Park (it will take you right to Hans' CNCF fundraising page). Just indicate "run" in your comment in some way and we will count your donation in the run totals.
Thanks, M.

Jennifer Campbell said...

Sounds like it was a great day!
Wish we could have been there.
Lots of Love, Jenny