Meet Ross Hathaway

 Ross Hathaway
Age: 11
Diagnosis: Cystic Fibrosis
Department: Pulmonology, Cystic Fibrosis Center
Doctor(s): Mike Powers, M.D.; Holger Link, M.D., MRCP
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Athlete: My dad
Favorite Movie: Elf and Balls of Fury
Hero: My mom
Perfect Day:
  • Have a giant twinkie
  • Hang out on the couch and talk with my family
  • Get all our chores done
  • Play two hours of mine craft
  • Go to the movies with my sister
  • Watch a movie at home with my whole family
  • At the end of the day, skateboard at night with my dad


Doernbecher's Cystic Fibrosis Center is the only nationally certified Cystic Fibrosis center in Oregon and treats patients from as far away as Alaska. Doernbecher scientists are investigating the underlying causes of CF and are part of an international team devoted for finding a cure.


Ross's Doernbecher Freestyle Collection

Ross's Nike Zoom Stefan Janoski includes one of his favorite colors: purple.  Coincidentally, purple is also the color of cystic fibrosis awareness.

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Ross included an illustration of a set of lungs on the soles of his shoes.

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A digital rose on the sockliner is a nod to "65 roses" which is what some cystic fibrosis kids call their disease since it's easier to pronounce.

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Ross included a couple palm tree to reflect his love of tropical places.

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Ross's Doernbecher Freestyle collection also include a sweatshirt and a cap with the word "Breathe" on it.

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