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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.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Little Gifts

Every now and then we get a little gift.  Some one shares with us a connection or an inspiration they got from Hans that we were unaware of.  I got this email today.  The back story is that this guy, Mike, sold us our solar panels for our home in November 2012, just 2 months after we lost Hans.  I had actually tried to get the panels installed several months earlier and Hans had been a part of the whole process, but the company we were working with fell apart and the deal fell through.
I got a cold call several months later from a competitor.  The call came in just after we'd returned home from our trip to Texas for Hans's memorial run.  I'd have never hung in there through this process had the rep not been extremely sensitive and professional.  Mike found the link for Hans' blog in my email signature  and independently found out about Hans's story and made a contribution to NB research on Hans' CNCF parks page.  I was touched by this, and opened up about Hans. I guess I must have sent a prayer card in a thank you note.  I shared with him that Hans had been super excited going solar and saving money and being efficient (more money for Legos and transformers and tasty treats!)  We also had an ongoing I-Spy solar panels game.  Hans spotted solar panels on rooftops and businesses way faster than I did, and he'd literally squeal with delight when he found them.  Pretty cool to learn that his story continues to  motivate our sales rep, Mike!
Thankful that he shared this little holiday gift with us!

Hi Lara, 

Years ago when I first entered the solar industry with Verengo I was the rep who set you up for solar for your home.

When I left Verengo I lost your contact information, but found it in Sunruns database.

I hope you and your family are doing well this holiday season and that the solar system continues to save you money!

Han's prayer card is that my desk and his excitement for solar motivates me every day. 


Anonymous said...

Very cool!

G. Kathy

Roxie Wilday said...

Love it!