2014 Nike x Doernbecher Freestyle Patient-Designers

A total of six patients from Clackamas, Medford, Tigard, Turner, West Linn and Wilsonville will participate in this year’s design program with Nike

We literally just got through talking with the kind folks at the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and were invited to come out to not only attend the unveiling but more importantly take part in an amazing fundraiser. So to kick off what everyone will eventually be talking about come November 7th. Like last year; for the 2013 Freestyle Collection,  we were dedicated to not only showing off the shoes, but we really want to bring awareness to the stories. This year, we’re heading out Portland to play our role. Info on the shoes will come. For now, take some time out of your day and read about these amazing kids below.

This year’s patient-designers are:

2014 Doernbecher Freestyle Patient-Designers

Chase Crouch, 7, Wilsonville, Ore.

Diagnosis: Brain tumor
What do you want to be when you grow up? A neurosurgeon
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.

2014 Doernbecher Freestyle Patient-Designers

Tim Haarmann, 15, Tigard, Ore.

Diagnosis: Acute myeloid leukemia
What do you want to be when you grow up? An infectious disease doctor (virologist/epidemiologist)
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.

2014 Doernbecher Freestyle Patient-Designers

Caden Lampert, 9, West Linn, Ore.

Diagnosis: Guillain Barre syndrome
What do you want to be when you grow up? A NASCAR driver
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.

2014 Doernbecher Freestyle Patient-Designers

Melissa Miller, 13, Turner, Ore.

Diagnosis: Atrial septal defect and diabetes
What do you want to be when you grow up? An actress, counselor/therapist, teacher (preschool through first), pediatric nurse
Hero: My mom
Perfect day: Act in a movie or on Broadway in New York.

2014 Doernbecher Freestyle Patient-Designers

Alejandro Munoz, 8, Medford, Ore.

Diagnosis: Stage 4 kidney disease
What do you want to be when you grow up? A football player
Hero: My parents and Marcus Mariota
Perfect day: Christmas Day

2014 Doernbecher Freestyle Patient-Designers

Addie Peterson, 14, Clackamas, Ore.

Diagnosis: Cystic fibrosis
What do you want to be when you grow up? A teacher
Hero: My orchestra teacher, Colleen Wheeler
Perfect day: Going on a trip to the beach with my friend without having to do any treatments (for my CF).

Check back with us for updates and the official unveiling as it gets closer to November 7th.

The official Unveiling info is below for those who will be in Portland.


Friday November 7, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM PST


Portland Art Museum, Mark Building
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205

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