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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.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Father's Day

It has been a while since I posted anything so I thought I'd write a Father's Day update.  I wanted to share a couple of things.  We are keeping busy around here.  We have been able to continue to take a couple of little trips since I last posted.  Elle "graduated" from the 8th Grade and is starting an adventurous summer in which she'll hit 6 states in about six weeks! She has already been for a visit to Texas, and off to a YMCA camp in Colorado (Estes Park), and I am about to join up with her in New Orleans for my cousin Heather's wedding to her beau Chris.

 Hans was so fortunate to have in Kevin a daddy who would really go the distance for him.  He pretty much threw the parenting rulebook out the window in 2006 and was Hansie's best friend and ultimate wish granter. Those two sure had a bunch of fun together, and I have joyful memories of that epic father-son love bond, which is so special!

 Love is forever.


alanaransley said...

What a great post to honor Kevin! He certainly was the best dad ever to Hans. I remember he'd be just as excited as Hans was when new video games were released, and he always had time to go to the store for Hans' favorite snacks.

Anonymous said...

Kevin is a wonderful father! He and Hans certainly had a very special bond as does he with Ellie. Lucky kids, lucky dad, lucky mom!!

Love Kathy (mom) and Dale