Doernbecher Freestyle 2014 Unveiling Set for November

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

Doernbecher Freestyle 2014 - Addie PetersonAge: 14

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

Doernbecher Freestyle 2014 - Chase CrouchAge: 7

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

Doernbecher Freestyle 2014 - Tim Haarmann

Age: 15

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

Doernbecher Freestyle 2014 - Caden LampertAge: 9

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

Doernbecher Freestyle 2014 - Alejandro MunozAge: 7

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

Doernbecher Freestyle 2014 - Missy MillerAge: 14

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.