KIDS WHO

DEFY THE ODDS

For 90 years, OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital has provided the best, most comprehensive pediatric health care services in the region—saving countless kids’ lives. Your support makes that possible.

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HELPING  KIDS
DEFY  THE  ODDS

Jordan is doing what he loves, like playing baseball, after two open-heart surgeries. Lola and Bennett beat aggressive cancers. Penelope received life-saving hypothermic treatment after experiencing 17 minutes of cardiac arrest at birth.

OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital makes these stories — and countless others — possible. No matter what the odds. With your support, there’s no limit to what Doernbecher can do.

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STRONG-
HEARTED

Jordan Young was born with a bad heart valve. He faced the possibility of never being active. A lifetime of sitting on the sidelines.

But Jordan didn’t give up. And neither did his incredible team at Doernbecher. Over 15 years and through two open-heart surgeries, they made sure Jordan stayed in the game.

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PINT-SIZED
CHAMPION

Bennett was born with cancer. The odds of survival were low. At two weeks old, there was no established protocol for treatment. Rapid diagnosis and immediate treatment would make all the difference.

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THE LEGENDARY
LOLA

Lola was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia when she was 15 months old. When she arrived at Doernbecher, she was barely clinging to life. The doctors now call her a legend.

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WONDER
KID

Penelope was born blue, after experiencing 17 minutes of cardiac arrest. She was rushed to Doernbecher’s neonatal intensive care unit, where she was placed in therapeutic hypothermia. She woke up six days later.

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NATIONALLY-RANKED
EXCELLENCE

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Doernbecher as one of the nation’s top children’s hospitals nine years in a row. The hospital has received recognition in several pediatric specialties: cancer, diabetes and endocrinology, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery and pulmonology.

ALWAYS THERE
NO MATTER WHAT

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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12 AMAZING
THINGS ABOUT
DOERNBECHER

Oregon’s only provider of bone marrow transplants for children. The only kidney transplant service in the state. Twenty neurology specialists reviewing every pediatric brain tumor case. Read on to learn of just a few of the amazing things that happen at Doernbecher.

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DOERNBECHER
FREESTYLE  XV

Fifteen years. Ninety-one stories. Nearly $20 million raised.

OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital and Nike are celebrating the 15th year of the Doernbecher Freestyle program.

Kirsten. Joey. Donovon. Chloe. Payton. Aiden. Meet this year's extraordinary patient-designers.

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LIVES OF KIDS

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