Ana was diagnosed with Desmoid Fibromatosis, a cancer of the connective tissue, in 2017. Normally an outgoing 16-year-old, Ana found herself suddenly anxious and isolated from her friends. Frequent visits to the hospital disconnected her from relationships and she longed to bond with other teens who could relate to her experiences. That’s when she decided to take advantage of Children’s Cancer Association’s (CCA) NatureRx program.
Give Joy today and help seriously ill children and teens like Maddie find the confidence and a support system during treatment.
CCA’s 19th Annual Wonderbal brought the delights of Parisian life to the Oregon Convention Center raising $1.26 million which will directly support the healing power of music, friendship, and nature to children and their families facing serious illness.
Available to teens and young adults, NatureRx events are a fun and safe way to get outside. We answer some of the most frequently asked questions.
NatureRx will provide free outdoor adventures to local teens and young adults with exclusive & specialized adventures to hike, paddle, climb, and stretch themselves beyond their diagnoses.
After surgery and many rounds of chemo, D.J. is starting to reclaim the life that cancer forced him to put on hold.