Heaven's Story

When Pediatric Cancer Needs More Than Medicine

“Two days after my daughter’s second birthday, I was handed a teddy bear and told by a doctor, ‘I’m sorry, it looks like Heaven has blood cancer.’ I hate that bear.” – A letter from Heaven’s mom about the struggles of life with cancer.

November Hero Dawson

November CCA Hero, Dawson

Seventeen-year-old Dawson doesn’t speak much, but his giant smile says it all. This good-natured guy has had to face a number of medical challenges, including diabetes, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and pulmonary hypertension.

Bryten and Lily Find Joy with the Link Program

The hardships of cancer are not limited to the physical treatment. Cancer also affects a person’s social life, emotional wellbeing and financial stability. Many of the resources Link is able to provide are possible because of our incredible community partners, like Reliable Credit Association Inc.

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.

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.

Danielle Hope for the Holidays

The Joy of Giving II

Danielle’s family is just one of 62 families matched in 2017 with a holiday family sponsor, who provide gifts to each member of the household and a grocery store gift card for their holiday celebration. This is their holiday story.

The Joy of Giving I

This year’s annual Hope for the Holidays program was a huge success thanks to so many giving sponsors. The impact your involvement made was felt by each and every one of these deserving families.

Meyers Leonard

Hoops and Holidays with Meyers Leonard

Portland Trail Blazer, Meyers Leonard, and his wife Elle host a fun Christmas party ballgame and tour of the Blazer facility for CCA-served kids and their family.

Last Chance To Double Your 2017 Giving

As 2017 comes to a close, please consider making a last-minute gift to help CCA deliver JOY to kids and families in the fight against serious illness.