Posts Tagged ‘Wilms’ tumor’

The power of pretend: Chelsea’s Closet brings dress-up and play to hospitalized children

For a hospitalized child, a chance to play, imagine and socialize is powerful medicine. Jason and Alison Hicks experienced this firsthand with their daughter, Chelsea, during her cancer treatments at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. Below, Alison shares her daughter’s story and explains how the Chelsea Hicks Foundation is bringing joy to patients like Chelsea, one costume at a time. *** When our two older daughters and Chelsea’s cousins visited her at Doernbecher, they brought dress-up … Read More

Autumn Boynton — Nike/Doernbecher Freestyle designer

Autumn Boynton Age: 10 Diagnosis: Bilateral Wilms’ tumors in kidneys & abdomen Shoe: Air Max 90 Watching Autumn and her dad together is like watching two best friends sharing an inside joke – but behind all that frivolity and fun is a story of sacrifice and love. Billy and Autumn were living in Bend when she was diagnosed with kidney cancer in the spring of 2005. When the weekly trips for treatment became too grueling, … Read More

Doernbecher Best in the Country U.S. News & World Report

Doernbecher Best in the Country U.S. News & World Report


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