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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.

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Let It Be

Back to the Celebration of Life recap  ...

Our lovely friend Jana somehow sang "Let It Be".  Right now I can't believe she was able to sing it.  And, oh, she did a lovely job, acapella.  Thanks, J!

Here's a link to Paul's version on YouTube:

Our lifelong friend Sunny read a favorite poem from my childhood.

Listen to Mustn'ts by Shel Silverstein

Listen to Mustn'ts, child, listen to the Don'ts.
Listen to the Shouldn'ts, the Impossibles, the Won'ts.
Listen to the Never Haves, then listen close to me.
      Anything can happen, child, Anything can be.

I think this poem just reflects the mental state you have to put yourself into
if you are going to fight a fight like we had to fight.
You have to ignore the single digit survival statistics,
you sometimes have to go Doctor Shopping.
You have to follow your gut, follow your boy and just believe.
We had to follow our special boy's lead, who truly never had any other
plans than just to be here with us.  He never feared.


Anonymous said...

It was such an honor to read Listen to the Mustn'ts at Hans' COL. Thank you so much for having me be a part of it. Love you guys! XXOO


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