CCA Hero Hayden

June CCA Hero – Hayden

Ten-year-old Hayden is a poised, polite young lady who is wise beyond her years. She loves art, reading, classical music, her mom’s snickerdoodles, and climbing in the trees around her house.

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.

Emma May Hero

May CCA Hero – Emma

Princess alert! May Hero, Emma Baker, is a sparkly girl with a passion for pink and all things princess related. She’ll eagerly sing at the top of her lungs upon request, and even throw in a few twirls for good measure.

Josh and DJ

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.

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.

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.

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.

Build A Bear

Building Bears of Joy

Teri and Brock have been married for 15 years and have two children, eleven-year-old Jack and six-year-old Oliver. Four years ago, Teri was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer, completely changing their family’s day-to-day life and inspiring them to give back.

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.