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Welcome to Hannah's website. Hannah is seven years old. She loves to play with Barbies and Bratz. She loves to play with her big sister Nicole and her cats and her dog. Chucky Cheese is her favorite "fine dining" restaurant and mac-n-cheese used to be her favorite food but now it's tacos and only Taco Bell tacos will do. Here you will be able to see pictures of Hannah and her family. You will also be able to follow her progress through her treatment of stage IV Neuroblastoma which she was diagnosed with March 18, 2005. Click the link labeled Hannah's Treatment for detailed up to date information on her treatment including her G-tube (feeding tube). She finished her first round of chemotherapy on March 26th her second round on April 15th on May 5th they informed us that after two rounds of chemotherapy Hannah's bone marrow is clean, and on May 17th they did the harvest. Her third round of chemotherapy was complete on May 9th, her fourth round on May 27th and her fifth round on June 28th. Hannah's surgery was performed on June 20th. Dr. Rashbaum was able to remove the bulk of the primary tumor. She has completed her second stem cell transplants. The stem cell transplants were by far the hardest part of the treatment for Hannah so far. The transplant started with seven days of high dose chemotherapy not mentioned above and then the transplant itself. The pain was so intense that a constant morphine drip was required to manage it. In addition the Bone Marrow Transplant unit is an isolation unit. Hannah was not been able to see her sister for weeks at a time. The radiation therapy and accutane steps in her treatment protocol are done. Here we go again...
On March 15th, 2007 we learned that our precious Hannah’s Neuroblastoma had recurred. Even though this news is devastating, we will not allow our hope to falter. Her courage and spirit continue to amaze and inspire us.
On April 9th Dr. Rashbaum put Hannah's central line back in and she was admitted for her chemotherapy treatment. Dr. Rapkin Said she will need chemotherapy every three weeks. Each treatment will last five days, but can be done out patient. Hannah was really happy to hear that. He also said he will be working to do what needs to be done to get her bone marrow harvested for a future transplant. He will also continue to look into the clinical trails that Hannah will qualify for and we will update her site regarding that as we learn more. We want to thank everyone for your kind words, prayers and donations. It means so much to our family just knowing how much people care.
Hannah lit the Atlantic Station Christmas tree in November. You can click here to see the video piece that NBC did about Hannah and her Family.
There are a lot of wonderful people that are working really hard on fundraisers for Hannah and her family. You can make a donation using PayPal you can simply click the make donation button or participate in one of the fundraisers. We really appreciate everyone's kindness and generosity!
Thank you so much for all the people that were instrumental in making our fundraiser on Sunday May 6th possible. I hope we are not forgetting anyone. Thanks so much to:
Super Suppers,Julia Anderson owner - for the terrific location and support
Mandy - For working the silent auction
Matt Keller - for being an excellent events coordinator
Preston - Disc Jockey with TB events
Kecia Garland - singer
Damon Hendrix - Elvis
Better moonwalks of Ga. - for the awesome jump houses
Shane's Barbecue--supplied food
North Forsyth girls lacrosse team and Coach Shadburn - A lot of hard work
Banks Tanks - porta john
E.C. Signs--advertisement - banners
Lang Signs - Signs
Wal-Mart - for the drinks
Scott Durham - All the hard work
Christy Burrell - jewelry sale proceeds
Fire Department - Forsyth County - for bringing fire truck
National Guard Guys - for coming and bringing us all the cool stuff
Beef o'Bradys-- for getting the national guard there and for selling bracelets
Allison Zuker - all the items for the silent auction
The Steinman family - Too many things to mention
The Blackburn family - Too many things to mention
The Pugmire family - Too many things to mention
Crestview Animal Hospital--For the fund raising and taking care of Kiwi
Beaver Ruin Baptist church for the cakes and everything else they have done
Everyone that supplied items to the silent auction
Donate directly to the Hannah Shaver Neuroblastoma Cancer Fund... If you have any questions send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
We now have bracelets! Thank you Scott Durham for purchasing our new bracelets. Bracelets are $5.00 each and 100% of the proceeds goes to the Hannah Shaver Neuroblastoma Cancer Fund to help with treatment and related expenses. To get bracelets for yourself you can click the "Make a donation button" below. Donate $5.00 for each bracelet you want through PayPal. No PayPal account is required. Make sure you leave us your address so we can send you your bracelet(s)! Thank you so much for all your continued support!
You can also mail checks directly to:
Michael Bradford Trustee
C/O Montgomery Eye Physicians
2752 Zelda Road
Montgomery, AL 36106
Poker Benefits for Hannah Shaver... We really appreciate all of you who made them a big success!
Caring and Sharing Bazaar... A benefit for the "Hannah Shaver Neuroblastoma Cancer Fund" ... Thanks to everyone who attended and the retailers for all that you did to make this event a success.
in conjunction with the Windermere 5K on April 30th. The event was cancelled due to inclement weather. We really appreciate everyone who is participated and the people who raised and pledged funds. A special thanks to Vicky for her work organizing everything.
Hannah's Ride at New Life Fitness World... Click here to see some photos from the event! It was a huge success. We really appreciate everyone who participated and everyone who made pledges to the riders. We also want to say a huge thanks to New Life Fitness World and all the people there who without whom none of this would have been possible and especially Kim and Jocelyn who worked so hard promoting and organizing this event. Last but certainly not least we want to say a BIG thank you to all the sponsors: Krispy Kreme, Subway, Domino's, Get Your Game On (T-shirt company), The Speckled Fish (Stationary) and Kroger, Slopes BBQ will be gave a gift certificate to the rider who raised the most, Brusters Ice Cream handed out buy one get one free coupons for a treat after the ride and Decibel Sones Unlimited provided DJ services for the entire eight hours. This was an eight hour indoor cycling event to benefit Hannah. It took place May 1st, 2005. All participants will received a t-shirt and all meals were provided. For more information you can email Kim Funk Berginfunk@hotmail.com.
We have been really busy recently. Of course the holidays were busy and we also went to Longboat Key to help our Grand PawPaw celebrate his 90th birthday and we have been spending some time on the radio lately to help raise money for Scottish Rite and the Make A Wish foundation. Click here for more about that.
Hannah won the Silver Comet Achievement Award for her class on October 5th! Hannah also ran 23 laps in a fun run in September and recently placed to receive some medals at her field day! Way to go Hannah! To see pictures of theses and other events click on the underlined hyperlink of the events name or just go to the Photos and Videos link at the top! The fun run pics are on the September page.
Don't forget to check out my Make A Wish trip pictures. You can click on the Make A Wish star for more information on their foundation.
You can see the daily pictures by clicking Today's Slideshow on the link bar from any page. If you click Photos & Videos on the link bar you will have access to all other photos in addition to some short videos that I will be continually adding to.
The following are links to sites that have really good information about Neuroblastoma
email@example.com Click here to e-mail Hannah's Daddy
firstname.lastname@example.org Click here to e-mail Hannah's Mommy
email@example.com Click here for general inquiries and comments.
Here is Hannah's local weather.
This page was last updated by PixelFairies 12/31/2007 10:39 AM