Help Us Launch NatureRx This Summer

The rate of cancer diagnosis for teens and young adults is increasing at a rate greater than among any other pediatric age group. A staggering one in every 285 children will be diagnosed with cancer by the time they are twenty years old. In response to a gap in meaningful experiences designed specifically for seriously-ill… Read more »

Help Us Launch NatureRx This Summer

The rate of cancer diagnosis for teens and young adults is increasing at a rate greater than among any other pediatric age group. A staggering one in every 285 children will be diagnosed with cancer by the time they are twenty years old. In response to a gap in meaningful experiences designed specifically for seriously-ill… Read more »

Josh and DJ

D.J., Back to Life [Part 2]

When D.J. was told he had brain cancer, life seemed to stand still. Now, after surgery and many rounds of chemo, D.J. is starting to reclaim the life that cancer forced him to put on hold.

A Life, Interrupted [Part 1]

D.J. had big ambitions for his last year of high school—spending time with friends, applying for college, celebrating graduation…but life had other ideas. When D.J. started getting sharp headaches, he thought it was a sinus infection, it turned out to be something far more serious—a brain tumor.

Catlin and Jack

One Friendship with Catlin and Jack

Catlin is a Chemo Pal Mentor to the amazing Jack, diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in 2017. They’re both huge sports fans and can make each other laugh, but life decided to throw a curve ball when Jack was given a year left to live.

Chrystalyn CCA Hero

April CCA Hero – Chrystalyn

April CCA Hero, Chrystalyn, is a polite and poised young lady who loves a good DIY project. She also has a blood disorder called hemoglobin E beta thalassemia, which is why her Chemo Pal Mentor made all the difference during frequent hospital visits.

The Joy of Giving IV

The holidays are a time for reflection, gratefulness, and family. While many families with kids facing serious illness focused on their child’s health, we at the Children’s Cancer Association turned our attention to their happiness.

Bill Grange Chemo Pal

Bill Grange: Five-Time Chemo Pal Mentor

Bill Grange is easy-going, understanding, and a great conversationalist. He loves his job as a Portland realtor and finds joy in golfing, music, gardening, and his family. He’s also a CCA Chemo Pal extraordinaire, having been matched with five Chemo Pals over the past eleven years.

Lucy Oliver

The Joy of Giving III

Lucy makes frequent trips to the hospital for emergency visits, so the Oliver family was relieved to hear they had been matched with a sponsor for Hope for the Holidays. Suddenly, they could focus on family at a time when that was needed most.

Joyful Seed

Dawson’s Room Makeover

Dawson is an inspiring seventeen-year-old with a complicated diagnosis. After his family moved to a new home, Dawson and sister McKenna were faced with the dilemma of sharing the same room, that’s when CCA’s Link program and the Joyful Seed decided to help.