words // Brandon Richard
Always the highlight of the sneakerhead calendar, Doernbecher Children's Hospital and Nike officially announce the Doernbecher Freestyle XI Collection.
Set to be unveiled on November 7 at the Portland Art Museum, the collection will consist of silhouettes treated to one-of-a-kind makeovers by six incredibly courageous and fun-loving kids. All proceeds from sales go to the hospital, which uses the funds for everything from clinical programs and hospital construction to providing care for uninsured children.
You can read the stories of Freestyle XI designers Addie Peterson, Chase Crouch, Tim Haarmann, Caden Lampert, Alejandro Miller and Missy Miller below.
UPDATE: Stay tuned for tonight's official unveiling of the 2014 Doernbecher Freestyle collection. Follow @solecollector on Twitter for more updates.
Meet Addie Peterson
Diagnosis: Cystic fibrosis
Department: Pulmonology, Cystic Fibrosis Center
Doctor(s): Mike Powers, MD and Holger Link, MD, MRCP
Favorite hobby: Playing the violin, cooking, playing the piano and horseback riding
Favorite movie: Catching Fire
What do you want to be when you grow up? A teacher
Perfect day: Going on a trip to the beach with my friend without having to do any treatments (for my CF).
Stats: 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.
Meet Chase Crouch
Diagnosis: Brain tumor
Department: Pediatric Neurosurgery
Doctor(s): Nate Selden, MD, Ph.D., FACS, FAAP
Favorite color(s): Red and gold
Favorite movie: The Lego Movie
Hero: Dr. Selden because he saved my life!
Perfect day: My birthday because you get presents and cake and spend time with friends and family.
Stats: Doernbecher's neuro team delivers the highest caliber care, driven by the latest medical research, for kids with all types of neurological disorders from epilepsy to brain tumors.
Meet Tim Haarmann
Diagnosis: Acute myeloid leukemia
Department: Pediatric Oncology
Doctor(s): Linda Stork, M.D.
Favorite color: Purple
Favorite movie: The Blind Side and Moneyball
Hero: Both of my grandfathers
Perfect day: Skiing from open to close with nice snow, clear conditions and no lines with all of my friends, and pizza for dinner
Stats: Doernbecher oncologists are on the cutting-edge of finding cures for childhood cancer, while providing exceptional care for kids in Oregon and southwest Washington.
Meet Caden Lampert
Diagnosis: Guillain Barre syndrome
Department: Pediatric Critical Care
Doctor(s): Amit Mehta, MD
What do you want to be when you grow up?: A NASCAR driver
Favorite movie: Journey to the Center of the Earth
Hero: My brother, Ryland
Perfect day: Waking up to sunshine; Playing at the park with cousins and brothers; Having a BBQ and ending the day around a fire pit
Stats: Experts in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Doernbecher provide care to critically ill or injured patients
Meet Alejandro Munoz
Diagnosis: Chronic kidney disease
Department: Pediatric Nephrology
Doctor(s): David Rozansky, MD, Ph.D.
Favorite athlete: Vernon Davis
Favorite movie: Despicable Me 2
Hero: My parents and Marcus Mariota
Perfect day: Christmas Day
Stats: Kids with kidney disorders depend on Doernbecher's Nephrology specialists, who treat a wide variety of illnesses and diseases.
Meet Missy Miller
Diagnosis: Atrial septal defect and diabetes
Department: Pediatric Cardiology and Endocrinology
Doctor(s): Ines Guttmann-Bauman, MD
Favorite color: Pink, purple, grey, sparkles
Favorite movie: High School Musical and Monsters, Inc.
Hero: My mom
Perfect day: Act in a movie or on Broadway in New York
Stats: Doernbecher cardiologists provide expert care for all heart diseases and conditions in infants and children.
The pediatric endocrinology team at Doernbecher is dedicated to providing complete evaluation and expert treatment for a wide range of conditions including diabetes, growth problems and hormone deficiencies.