Send Joy to Seriously Ill Children

 
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Oct 17, 2012

The Gift of Time Together

Trinity and her grandpa at the Caring Cabin
Trinity and her grandpa at the Caring Cabin

For Trinity and her family, a stay at The Alexandra Ellis Caring Cabin provides a welcome respite from the difficult days spent in treatment at the hospital.

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
  • Music Rx®, 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 families.

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Jul 22, 2012

The Joy Effect

Lauranne
Lauranne

A vibrant four-year-old, Lauranne has an inner core of joy that shines for all to see. Despite rigorous treatments to help beat leukemia, her love for music fuels her energy to sing, dance, play the ukulele and write original songs with CCA’s Music Rx team.

CCA’s award-winning Music Rx program, comprised of music specialists and highly trained volunteers, infuses hospitals with the healing power of music by delivering bedside therapeutic music medicine, staging hallway performances and engaging sick children and teens with Music Rx’s exclusive, magical, custom-designed mobile music cart.

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

  • Chemo Pal Program, a mentor program that pairs children and teens one-to-one with compassionate adults who offer supportive relationships throughout chemotherapy or other treatments;
  • LifeSupport, a family enrichment program that brings hope during the overwhelming and financially depleting journey by helping families with essential needs; and
  • Caring Cabin, a beautifully secluded retreat home built to provide family members and loved ones with a place where they can rest and be a family together.

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

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Apr 29, 2012

Support CCA & honor your mother on Mother's Day!

CCA Kiddos with the Portland Trail Blazers
CCA Kiddos with the Portland Trail Blazers

Recently, 32 CCA-served kiddos and family members partied together court side with the Portland Trail Blazers. A heartfelt thanks to Genentech who sponsored the ‘Block Out Cancer’ program and donated $25 to CCA for every shot blocked by the Trail Blazers. With your help, seriously ill children are able to find friendship in a Chemo Pal, experience music medicine through our Music Rx program, and ease the burden of treatment by going to a basketball game.

Starting May 1, 2012, GlobalGiving kicks off its Mother’s Day Tribute Card Campaign. Make a donation in honor of your mother May 1-13, and GlobalGiving will send her an email, print-at-home, or physical card. Not only will your mother receive a lovely card, but the top 10 projects who have the most donors during the campaign will each receive a $500 bonus. With $500, CCA could fill the pantry at the Caring Cabin for 5 weekends, help train a new Chemo Pal, or buy 5 new guitars for our Music Rx program.

Click here to make a gift in honor of your mom and help CCA to win an extra $500!

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Apr 11, 2012

Lilly's Weekend at the Caring Cabin

The Alexandra Ellis Caring Cabin
The Alexandra Ellis Caring Cabin

Last month, 10-year-old Lilly and her family spent a long weekend at CCA’s Caring Cabin. After spending so much time in the hospital, the Caring Cabin was the perfect place for Lilly and her family to get away and relax.  Despite the two feet of snow that fell during their stay, Lilly was still able to have a wonderful time eating her mom’s homemade meals, spending time with her sister and grandparents, and snuggling by the fireplace.  She even got to take the rowboat on the lake before the snow fell. Lilly’s mom shared the powerful impact the Caring Cabin had on Lilly, “She didn’t have to talk about her cancer or be the one who was sick.  She just got to be a kid.”

Without your generous support, CCA would not be able to help families like Lilly's make lasting and meaningful memories at the Caring Cabin. Thank you for your commitment to seriously ill children and their families.

10-year-old Lilly
10-year-old Lilly

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Feb 9, 2012

Introducing - LifeSupport Family Enrichment

Angie is 3 years old and recovering from brain surgery to correct life-threatening seizures. During therapy, she fell in love with the adapted tricycle used for strength building and improved coordination. In fact, she loved it so much that her family reached out to CCA’s LifeSupport Family Enrichment staff to help provide one at home. Of course we jumped at the opportunity and offered Angie her very own adapted tricycle to continue her therapy, and fun, at home!

Angie’s mom, Kara, shared that “having the tricycle allows Angie to have a typical childhood experience and she loves it! Thank you so much for making a difference in her life.”

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David Schaeffer

Vice President, Development
Portland, OR United States

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