We feel the loss like a flood that moves in on September 21st. We remember the pain, the struggle, the fight. We mourn what could have been. Hans you were one beloved little boy and you are so missed. if only... Until we see you again.
Until then we are going to give this life everything we've got and honor you and fight for kids in your situation in every way that we can. I'm so proud of your sister and your dad and all our family and friends in the way they've supported us and all of our ideas from bake sales to runs, walks, triathlons, pajama drives and whatever else comes our way.
This past weekend Team Hans completed the Nautica Malibu Triathlon as a 20 person Team, part of a larger group of 9 families affected by pediatric cancers, Sophia's Buddies. This fundraising event raised1.3 million for Pediatric Cancer Research at CHLA, and our Sophia's Buddies raised 96,000 of those funds. I'm so proud of Team Hans for bringing in a total of $22,681. It costs $25,000 to put one child through one clinical trial. We've just about got one kiddo covered with our Team Hans Tri. So proud.
Team Hans Nautica Malibu Tri 2016, less Mark, Mike, Don, Tracy and Jenny (It is a challenge to get everyone in one spot at one time on race day, there are at least 3000 people on the beach and everyone's event starts at different times...) Thank you Team Hans!
- Hans Weberling
- 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.