Send Joy to Seriously Ill Children

 
$255,431
$244,569
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Jan 7, 2014

Adventure of a Lifetime

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Ryland spent more than 130 nights in the hospital while he underwent chemotherapy the first time. A relapse in 2012 sent his family again into a state of separation and anxiety. They desperately needed a way to reconnect.

“The Caring Cabin allowed our family to temporarily leave behind all the stuff that comes with fighting cancer day in and day out,” said Ryland’s mom, Jenn. “We didn’t even realize how much we needed it until we got here.”

More than 40 family members like Ryland’s visit CCA’s luxurious Caring Cabin hideaway in a typical month. This free adventure helps restore the energy and hope kids need to battle their illness over the long haul. CCA understands that play is sometimes the thing that’s needed most.

Other CCA programs that prescribe JoyRx to families with seriously ill children and teens include:

  • MusicRx®, CCA’s flagship music medicine program that soothes and rejuvenates hospitalized children, teens, their family members, and the medical professionals who care for them, by infusing the hospital environment with the healing power of music.
  • MyMusicRx, an online extension of MusicRx. Kids and teens across the U.S. and Canada can register to receive free music medicine at MyMusicRx.org. On any given day, 24/7, they can play online music games, explore digital instruments, record original music, watch exclusive video greetings from favorite artists, and connect with other youth.
  • Chemo Pal® Mentor Program, an award-winning program that matches children and teens with trained adult mentors who offer supportive relationships throughout treatments.
  • Link, a community network of caring people and organizations that provides wishes and unites local families with essential needs and connections to resources.
Oct 14, 2013

Hope and Resources in a Time of Need

Vicky is a cherished big sister who was born with Alagille syndrome, a rare disorder that affects the liver, heart, kidneys, and more. When Vicky’s family’s resources were strained, CCA’s Link program connected them with a Hope for the Holidays sponsorship that provided gifts, essential needs, and the ability to enjoy the holidays.

CCA’s Link program is a community network of caring people and organizations that unites local families facing serious pediatric illness with connections to local and national resources.

Other CCA programs that prescribe joy to families with seriously ill children and teens include:

  • MusicRx®, CCA’s flagship music medicine program that soothes and rejuvenates hospitalized children, teens, their family members, and the medical professionals who care for them, by infusing the hospital environment with the healing power of music.
  • MyMusicRx, the online extension of our original in-hospital program, where on any given day, 24/7, seriously ill kids and teens can play free online music games, explore digital instruments, record original music, and watch exclusive video greetings from their favorite artists.
  • Chemo Pal® Mentor Program, an award-winning program that gives kids a trusted friend to look forward to during treatments and someone in their corner when they need it most.
  • The Alexandra Ellis Caring Cabin™, a 24- acre, secluded home along the Pacific Coast which provides families of children and teens facing cancer and terminal illnesses an extraordinary place to relax and create once-in-a-lifetime memories.
Jul 12, 2013

Help in a Time of Need

Nate and Samantha
Nate and Samantha

Meet Nate and his sister, Samantha, who needed an easy way to get a little cardio exercise to help with Nate’s cystic fibrosis. CCA’s Link program stepped in and was able to provide the siblings with fun karate classes.

CCA’s Link program is a community network of caring people and organizations that unites local families facing serious pediatric illness with connections to local and national resources. We help families with specific, essential needs, from providing a child with a new pair of eyeglasses to granting the wish of a child with a terminal illness.

Other CCA programs that prescribe joy to families with seriously ill children and teens include:

  • MusicRx®, CCA’s flagship music medicine program that soothes and rejuvenates hospitalized children, teens, their family members, and the medical professionals who care for them, by infusing the hospital environment with the healing power of music.
  • MyMusicRx, an online extension of our original in-hospital program. Kids and teens facing a serious illness across the country can register to receive free music medicine at MyMusicRx.org. On any given day, 24/7, they can play free online music games, explore digital instruments, record original music, watch exclusive video greetings from their favorite artists, and connect with other youth.
  • Chemo Pal® Mentor Program, an award-winning program that pairs children and teens one-to-one with compassionate adults who offer supportive relationships throughout chemotherapy or other treatments.
  • The Alexandra Ellis Caring Cabin™, which provides children and teens facing cancer and terminal illnesses that are in treatment in Oregon, along with their families, an extraordinary place to relax and create once-in-a-lifetime memories. 
Apr 22, 2013

An Opportunity to Make Memories

Jack - General
Jack - General

For Jack and his family, a stay at The Alexandra Ellis Caring Cabin provided a priceless opportunity to spend quality time with family, away from the confines of a hospital. The cabin became a place of joy, happiness, adventure, and healing for a family in need of a break from the outside world.

Located on 24 wooded acres near Pacific City, this unique, secluded home is surrounded by a beautiful white sand beach, lakeside fire pit, and a serene, private lake for kayaking, boating, and fishing. The Alexandra Ellis Caring Cabin provides children and teens facing cancer and terminal illnesses that are in treatment in Oregon, along with their families, an extraordinary place to relax and create once-in-a-lifetime memories.

Other CCA programs that prescribe joy to families with sick children and teens include:

  • Chemo Pal® Mentor Program, a program that pairs children and teens one-to-one with compassionate adults who offer supportive relationships throughout chemotherapy or other treatments;
  • Link, a family enrichment program that brings hope during the overwhelming and financially depleting journey by helping families with essential needs; and
  • MusicRx®, CCA’s flagship music medicine program that soothes and rejuvenates hospitalized children, teens, their family members, and the medical professionals who care for them, by infusing the hospital environment with the healing power of music.
  • MyMusicRx, an online extension of our original in-hospital program. Kids and teens facing a serious illness across the country can register to receive free music medicine at MyMusicRx.org. On any given day, 24/7, they can play free online music games, explore digital instruments, record original music, watch exclusive video greetings from their favorite artists, and connect with other youth.
Jan 28, 2013

The Gift of Time Together

Jesse and his family
Jesse and his family

For Jesse and his family, a stay at The Alexandra Ellis Caring Cabin provided an opportunity to enjoy quality time away from the confines of a hospital. The cabin became a place of joy, happiness, adventure, and healing during a painful and sad time.

Located on 24 wooded acres near Pacific City, Oregon, this unique, secluded home is surrounded by a serene, private lake for kayaking, boating, and fishing. The Caring Cabin provides children and teens facing cancer and terminal illnesses, along with their families, an extraordinary place to relax and create once-in-a-lifetime memories.

Other CCA programs that prescribe joy to families with seriously ill children and teens include:

  • Chemo Pal® Mentor Program, a program that pairs children and teens one-to-one with compassionate adults who offer supportive relationships throughout chemotherapy or other treatments;
  • Link, a family enrichment program that brings hope during the overwhelming and financially depleting journey by helping families with essential needs; and
  • MusicRx®, CCA’s flagship music medicine program that soothes and rejuvenates hospitalized children, teens, their family members, and the medical professionals who care for them, by infusing the hospital environment with the healing power of music.

With your generous donation CCA can grow these award-winning programs to prescribe joy to more seriously ill children, teens, and their families.

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David Schaeffer

Vice President, Development
Portland, OR United States

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