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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, July 01, 2013

Angel Buddy

Hans now has a new little bro with him up in Heaven.  Our young friend Isaias lost his battle to his Neuroblastoma this week.  Isaias was only 2 when I met him and he instantly charmed me.  When Hans started getting treatment in LA, we didn't know as many families as we had at TCH.  Isaias was one of the first boys we met there while he and Hans were going through radiation therapy.  He met me by charging me $2 for a kiss for his Relay for Life campaign.  He stole my heart with that kiss! Isaias was an outgoing little guy and everyone in the clinic knew him.  Both he and his mom had a way of making a connection with everyone they met.  Perla fought a beautiful battle for her boy.  The deep mother-son love bond those two have created in their effort to keep Isaias alive is stunning.
He was only three when he was life here on earth ended.  With such a strong spirit, and so much outflowing love at that young age, I think once again that the loss of that life to the world at large is just incalculable.

Praying for you Perla, Isaias, and your entire family.

Love is forever.