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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.

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Fundraising Event for the Year

Dear Friends and Family, 
Each year KevinEllie and I choose an event to support to raise money for pediatric cancer research in honor and memory of our one and only beloved boy, Hans. Hans battled the pediatric cancer Neuroblastoma from the ages of 3 to 9 and ultimately succumbed to the disease in 2012. He was a champion and a love, he was funny and demanding, he was crazy smart with a photographic memory, intense focus and incredible attention span. There is no telling what he could have contributed in this world… We miss him every moment, and his fight and his light guide us toward joy and meaning, every day. 
This year, like last year, we are asking for your support in our Sophia's Buddies Team Hans Nautica Malibu Triathlon, in partnership with the Cancer Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Hans was treated at CHLA, and we maintain a relationship with the Neuroblastoma team there. We work together to bring families together for community, support, education and action. We are proud to help contribute to the groundbreaking research efforts that are coming out of CHLA.
This year, Team Hans has grown, and there will be a total of 22 athletes competing with us in Malibu this Fall. It’s great to feel this support, and I’m thankful for each of the athletes that has signed up along with us! To me, there is a child-like joy in training for a triathlon. Running, riding your bike, and swimming take you back to the carefree days of childhood when you just wanted to run around and play outside. It’s meaningful when you are running around in memory and honor of the children who are no longer here to do so. 
Thanks for your tax-deductible contribution in any amount. We are grateful for your support.
With Love, 
Lara, Kevin and Elle

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