Adam & George Chemo Pals

Where Pure Joy Hides

George’s time volunteering as a Chemo Pal for almost four years taught him a lot about life, courage, and the importance of being present.

Sol Making Music

A Long Day At The Hospital, Sol’s Story [Part 2 of 3]

When Sol was diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma her parents received a mountain of paperwork, the only form they completed was CCA’s Chemo Pal Mentor. Part two of a three-part series on Sol’s time in the hospital.

Zoa meets Panic! At The Disco

Zoa Meets Panic! At The Disco for 13th Birthday Surprise

Zoa’s First Concert Like many 12-year-old girls, Zoa has pictures of her favorite band, Panic! At The Disco, plastering her walls. Unlike, many girls, Zoa is also battling Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), pre-leukemia bone marrow failure. When Zoa learned that Panic! At The Disco would be coming to Portland for a concert, she told her parents… Read more »

The Enduring Power of Friendship

CCA’s Chemo Pal Mentor Program provides kids with a caring, trusted, adult friend to look forward to seeing during treatments, and someone in their corner when they need it most. Chemo Pal mentors play games, listen to music, share hobbies, or simply offer the comfort of companionship, relieving the anxiety, loneliness, and isolation experienced by… Read more »