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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, December 13, 2012

Sharing CNCF Holiday Appeal newsletter (parts of it, at least)

In this CNCF issue
*Hans Weberling's legacy
*A letter from the President
*New database fuels research
*Anna's Hope gives $50,000
*Hockey team raises $7,500
*A Texas-sized bake sale
*Giving double
Follow-up links
Life after loss: Hans Weberling
This New Year's Day will be Lara Cady Weberling's first since her 9-year-old son Hans lost his fight with neuroblastoma in September.
But even now, Weberling's hope shines through her tears. The generosity of supporters has sustained it.
Three weeks after Hans' diagnosis in 2006, friends organized a 5k run for the family in Houston and raised about $20,000.
"What's so beautiful about those funds is, the following June we found out about the CNCF conference. It was only about three weeks away. Since we had those funds, we were able to fly our family of four up there on short notice. We learned so much about neuroblastoma. It was such a great benefit to us."

A Texas-sized bake sale
Neuroblastoma supporters in Houston raised $3,250 and paid tribute to an angel, Hans Weberling, during their holiday bake sale at Texas Children's Hospital on December 7.
"These are Texas-sized bake sales, something like 10 cafeteria tables full of items," said Lara Cady Weberling, who spearheaded the first bake sale in February 2008 when son Hans was going through neuroblastoma treatment


Monday, December 10, 2012

Another Great Bake Sale

We heard from our friends back in Texas that we had another fabulous Holiday Bake sale.  This year it was extra special because our friends were able to deliver all those donated toys and PJs to the 9th floor (inpatient cancer floor), the 8th floor (bone marrow transplant), the Cancer Center Clinic, and our friends were able to play Ms. Claus and let kids "shop" for toys right off the Bake Sale Tables.  How special!  I've never seen that done.  We sure appreciated Hans being remembered in a such a special way.  He loved it, of course, when our days would be brightened by something fun!  Thank you, friends!

We have heard the totals, and so far, we had a 2850 count, plus $450 in online contributions, for a grand total of $3,300 (maybe still counting??).  That's about our biggest total yet.  Thanks so very much to everyone who baked, volunteered, donated toys and PJ's, and everyone who shopped that day as well.  Thanks to those who donated towards the Houston Bake Sale online, too.  It's all adding up.  To date, our 'Texas Sized' Bake Sales have brought in nearly $35,000 for NB research and Education.  

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Special Tribute Bake Sale at TCH Friday

I'm sharing this nice email I got from the CNCF today.  Thanks Charon and Jenn and all our friends in Houston for   the TCH Bake Sale!  The Bake Sale has raised $31,000 and counting since the original Valentines Day, 2008 Bake Sale.  That's a Texas Sized Bake sale, for ya...  Hans loved to help bake and he liked to watch me count up the money and hear how much we raised for the CNCF.  He loved to rake it in!

Special tribute to Hans Weberling at annual Houston holiday bake sale
Neuroblastoma supporters in Houston will pay special tribute to an angel, Hans Weberling, during their annual bake sale at Texas Children's Hospital on Friday, December 7, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Organizers will be collecting some of Hans' favorite things -- soft pajamas, Transformers and Bionicles toys, and Legos - to give away to children in the hospital. New and unwrapped toys and gifts will be accepted up until the day of the bake sale.
Donations of all sorts of baked goodies are welcome: cookies, candies, cakes and pies (whole or sliced), cupcakes, muffins, as well as sugar-free or gluten-free items - as long as they do not require refrigeration. Labeling foods (especially those containing allergens like nuts) is very important, and clear packaging is best to entice buyers.
"This is a great event to support for anyone who needs to fulfill a community service project," says Pat Tallungan, president of CNCF. "I'm eternally grateful to the commitment our Houston families have continued to make over the years to support CNCF's mission."
Every dollar raised go to the Children's Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation to fund research, awareness and education. Hans' family has raised more than $13,000 through a virtual park they set up online in his honor at www.cncfparks.org. Hans recently lost his battle with cancer.
If baking isn't your thing, you can make a monetary donation online. Go to www.cncfhope.organd click on "Donate Now." Be sure to select "Houston Bake Sale" from drop-down menu.
Parents of current or former cancer patients are also invited to send or bring in a picture of their child to display during the event. To drop off photos or baked goods, or to volunteer, email Charon Edgington atCharonEdgington@comcast.net , or Jennifer Pigott at jenniferpigott@att.net.

Monday, December 03, 2012

I just wanted to share a couple of pictures with you.  We were able to spend this weekend with our friends in Santa Cruz celebrating the wedding of Roxie and Tyson.

 Here we are:)

Roxie and Tyson were sure to remember Hans.
Roxie and her mom. (I will have to post one with Tyson, later, I failed to take many pictures.)
We were glad to be there.  I do have just a few more things to get back to regarding the Celebration of Life, so I will get back to that next...