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Cade's Story - Doernbecher Children's Hospital

Cade's Story

At age two, our normally energetic son Cade was listless with bruises all over his body. When we came to OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, doctors found his white blood cell count was off the charts: it was leukemia.

Over the next several months, his trademark Superman pajamas gave him the courage to face his chemo and - in a move worthy of the real Man of Steel - help other kids be brave too.

Coming to our rescue was another kind of hero, pediatric oncologist Linda Stork, M.D. With skill and compassion, she helped Cade through the tough times. After two years of maintenance chemo, Cade has been cured and we thank Dr. Stork for saving his life.

Today, when Cade’s not busy saving the world, you can find him splashing wildly in the pool or tearing around the playground. Words can’t express how delighted we are to see our son return to every day childhood activities.

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