SAVING THE LIVES
OF KIDS

OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital turns the world's latest research into innovative treatment plans for kids. This life-saving care is powered by your support.

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YOUR GIFT POWERS
LIFE-SAVING CARE

Doernbecher kids are strong. They are brave. Optimistic. Resilient. Inspiring.

They come to Doernbecher from across Oregon and SW Washington to receive the very best, specialized pediatric care. Kids like Ella, who was transferred to Doernbecher immediately after birth, to surgically piece her broken heart back together. And kids like Eli, who faced a cancer almost never seen in kids his age, and beat it.

When you give to Doernbecher, you ensure that leading-edge care will always be there when kids and their families need it most.

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DOERNBECHER
KIDS ARE OPTIMISTIC

Eli’s body was full of cancer. Now he’s full of life.

At age 2, Eli faced a cancer almost never seen in kids that age. Fortunately, his team at Doernbecher was ready to meet the challenge.

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DOERNBECHER
KIDS ARE STRONG

Ella was born with a broken heart. She was immediately transferred to Doernbecher where her specialized health teams surgically pieced the two pieces of her heart back together.

Today, Ella is eight years old, and her journey has been nothing short of amazing.

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DOERNBECHER
KIDS ARE RESILIENT

Macario was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a common cancer found in children. But conventional treatments didn’t work for him.

His odds of survival were near zero — until his Doernbecher team suggested a brand-new, life-saving therapy.

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DOERNBECHER
KIDS ARE FEARLESS

Elle was born with a rare condition that left her jawbone severely underdeveloped, making it difficult for her to eat, breathe and speak. She was immediately transferred to the neonatal intensive care unit at Doernbecher for specialized care. As she’s grown, Elle has undergone 11 surgeries to expand her jaw.

Today, Elle is a thriving and fearless 14-year-old, passionate about horseback riding and giving back to Doernbecher.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF
PEDIATRIC RESEARCH

Doernbecher’s research mission sets it apart from other hospitals. As part of Oregon’s only academic health center, OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital is the only place in the state where breakthrough pediatric research quickly translates into new treatments and access to life-changing care. Your gift funds this essential pediatric research.

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OREGON'S
#1 HOSPITAL

FOR KIDS

Did you know that about 40 percent of Doernbecher patients come from outside Portland? Families travel long miles for specialized care unavailable in their hometowns. It's the kind of resource that makes a life-or-death difference.

But you might not know that the families who rely on Doernbecher also rely on you. Your gifts make leading-edge care possible.

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HOW
YOUR GIFT

HELPS KIDS

When you make an unrestricted gift to Doernbecher,
your donation supports life-saving care and 
essential pediatric research.

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DOERNBECHER
FREESTYLE  XVI

Sixteen years. Ninety-seven stories. More than $27 million raised.

OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital and Nike are celebrating the 16th year of the Doernbecher Freestyle program.

Bransen. Desiree. Ethan. Zion. Sawyer. Kahleah. Meet this year's extraordinary patient-designers.

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YOUR GIFT
SAVES THE
LIVES OF KIDS

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