October Hero Emily

Meet October CCA Hero – Emily

Emily “Emz” Pulis is a strong, independent 16-year-old with an infectious grin and a powerful hug. While she may seem quiet at first, it’s not long before she starts cracking jokes and looking for ways to make you smile.

CCA Hero Otto

Meet November CCA Hero – Otto

Six-year-old Otto “Otto-bot” Stuckman knows a thing or two about heroes. He’s a huge fan of superheroes like the Green Lantern (“He’s got a power ring!”), The Flash (“He’s so fast!”), and Cyborg from Teen Titans (“He has a blaster!”).

Isa December CCA Hero

Meet December CCA Hero – Isa

Fun fact: Isa means rainbow in Chamorro, which is the indigenous language of Guam. It also perfectly describes this vibrant, colorful girl, whose beautiful spirit shines everywhere she goes.

Sol's Playground

Sol’s Playground [Part 3 of 3]

In conclusion to our three-part series, the adorable Sol received a special surprise through a community collaboration between Children’s Cancer Association (CCA), Hillsboro Costco, Solowave, and McCarthy Building Companies’ “Heart Hats.”

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Meet February CCA Hero – Sarai

Sarai is quiet and shy at first, but when she finally breaks into a radiant smile, it’s well worth the wait. The best way to get her to open up is to make animal noises, something her Grandpa Jorge just happens to be very good at.

CCA Hero Alfredo

Meet January CCA Hero – Alfredo

January’s CCA Hero is Alfredo! A friendly, well-spoken 14-year-old with a serious comedic streak and plenty of courage to spare.

March CCA Hero – Blake Eames

His name is Blake, but you can call him Blakey Jo. Blake is an outdoorsy guy who loves digging in the dirt, blowing bubbles, driving his toy truck, and chasing his two big brothers every chance he gets.

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.

A Life, Interrupted [Part 1]

D.J. had big ambitions for his last year of high school 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.

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

After surgery and many rounds of chemo, D.J. is starting to reclaim the life that cancer forced him to put on hold.