DB-Freestyle-XII

Save the date for Friday, October 23 and join us at the Portland Art Museum for Doernbecher Freestyle XII Unveiling and Auction. We will reveal the latest Freestyle collections and learn about the incredible inspiration behind the designs. In the meantime, just like last year, we will take your guys into the lives of the six brave children patient/designers. Let’s start by getting to know them a little. Come this October, we’ll give you an exclusive inside look at their respective designs in person. This is such a great cause; and we’re proud to spread the news and be a part of it. Looking to donate today, click here.

Emory Maughan

Emory Maughan

Age: 10
Diagnosis: Stage IV kidney failure
Hometown: Salem, OR
Favorite Athlete: Nick Goepper
Favorite Hobby: Reading
Favorite Movie: Peter Pan
Secret Talent: I can listen to a song and then figure out how to play it on the piano

Isaiah Neumayer-Grubb

Isaiah Neumayer-Grubb

Age: 8
Diagnosis: Cortical dysplasia
Hometown: West Linn, OR
Favorite Athlete: Thomas Tyner
Favorite Hobby: Playing video games
Favorite Movie: Big Hero 6
Secret Talent: Break dancing

Jacob Burris

Jacob Burris

Age: 13
Diagnosis: Coarctation (disconnect of the aorta)
Hometown: Eugene, OR
Favorite Athlete: Babe Ruth
Favorite Hobby: Playing Pokémon with my big bro
Favorite Movie: A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Secret Talent: Playing the drums

John Charles

John Charles

Age: 10
Diagnosis: Crohn’s disease
Hometown: Brush Prairie, WA
Favorite Athlete: Damian Lillard
Favorite Hobby: Being outside and playing sports
Favorite Movie: Jack Reacher
Secret Talent: I can raise one eyebrow

Kian Safholm

Kian Safholm

Age: 11
Diagnosis: Staph infection throughout body
Hometown: Hillsboro, OR
Favorite Athlete: LeBron James and Stephen Curry
Favorite Hobby: Playing basketball
Favorite Movie: Big Hero 6
Secret Talent: I am a comedian

Lizzy Olivan

Lizzy Olivan

Age: 11
Diagnosis: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia
Hometown: The Dalles, OR
Favorite Athlete: Marcus Mariota
Favorite Hobby: Dancing
Favorite Movie: The Bee Movie
Secret Talent: I am really good at jump rope