Chemo Pal Program easing treatment with Joy Rx

 
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Apr 22, 2013

Forever Friends

David & Kyle - Chemo Pals
David & Kyle - Chemo Pals

Long days spent in treatment, and the stresses of life outside of the hospital can take a huge toll on a family with a sick child. For six-year-old David and his family, his Chemo Pal, Kyle, eased the pain and boredom with fun and friendship.

When Kyle stepped into the hospital room with his bright, purple toy bag, David’s parents were able to take a break and let the two friends get down to some serious play time.

Thanks to supporters like you, our award-winning Chemo Pal® Mentor Program can give kids a dependable, caring friend to lean on, and parents a much-needed break to grab a cup of coffee, take a nap, or spend time with their other children. Our dedicated volunteers become a part of the child’s life and spend time with them in the hospital, and even at home.

Last year, CCA’s Chemo Pal program served 259 families, a 22% increase from the previous year, and was named Oregon Mentor’s Exceptional Mentoring Program of the Year.

With your support we can match even more seriously ill children and teens one-to-one with compassionate adults who offer supportive relationships throughout their chemotherapy or other treatments.

Jan 25, 2013

Friendship as Medicine

Wyatt and Chemo Pal Kevin
Wyatt and Chemo Pal Kevin

The hospital can be a scary place for a sick child. For two-year-old Wyatt, having a Chemo pal provided friendship and joy during his many treatments for Hepatoblastoma, a form of liver cancer.

Wyatt’s face would light up when Chemo Pal Kevin arrived with a new toy or game to play with at each visit. Wyatt’s mom, Tiffanie, found Kevin’s visits therapeutic not just for Wyatt, but for his family too, “It’s great to know that someone has volunteered their time and love for your child while they fight their illness.”

Thanks to supporters like you, our award-winning Chemo Pal® Mentor Program gives kids a dependable, caring friend to lean on, and parents a much-needed break to grab a cup of coffee, take a nap, or spend time with their other children. Our dedicated volunteers become a part of the child’s life and spend time with them in the hospital, and even at home.

Last year, CCA’s Chemo Pal program served 259 families, a 22% increase from the previous year, and was designated a High Quality Mentoring Program by Oregon Mentors.

With your support, CCA can match even more seriously ill children and teens one-to-one with compassionate adults who offer supportive relationships throughout their chemotherapy or other treatments.

Oct 17, 2012

You've Got a Friend

Chemo Pal Spencer and Brandon
Chemo Pal Spencer and Brandon

A long hospital stay can be lonely and isolating for a teenager. Having a true friend by your bedside can make a world of difference.  

15-year-old Brandon found that friend when he met his Chemo Pal Mentor, Spencer.

Through his most recent 100+ days spent in the hospital healing from a bone marrow transplant, Brandon and Spencer have become fast friends, challenging each other to many games of chess – often with Brandon emerging as the champion!

Thanks to supporters like you, our award-winning Chemo Pal® Mentor Program can give kids a dependable, caring friend to lean on, and parents a much-needed break to grab a cup of coffee, take a nap, or spend time with their other children. Our dedicated volunteers become a part of the child’s life and spend time with them in the hospital, and even at home.

Last year, CCA’s Chemo Pal program served 259 families, a 22% increase from the previous year, and was named Oregon Mentor’s Exceptional Mentoring Program of the Year

With your support we can match even more seriously ill children and teens one-to-one with compassionate adults who offer supportive relationships throughout their chemotherapy or other treatments.

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Jul 23, 2012

Laughter as the Best Medicine

Chloe & Chemo Pal Melissa
Chloe & Chemo Pal Melissa

Long, lonely days spent in the hospital surrounded by machines and unfamiliar faces can be a scary and confusing experience for a very small child. A special friendship can make all the difference. So when 15-month-old Chloe met her Chemo Pal mentor Melissa, it was exactly the new kind of medicine she needed – laughter.

Through months of chemotherapy, Chloe and Melissa colored cheerful pictures and built castles with building blocks, two of Chloe’s favorite activities. They became great friends who loved to laugh and spend time together.

On the day that Chloe graduated from chemotherapy, she and Melissa said “goodbye chemo and hello sunshine!”

Thanks to supporters like you, our award-winning Chemo Pal Mentor Program can give kids a dependable, caring friend to lean on and parents a much-needed break to grab a cup of coffee, take a nap, or spend time with their other children.

Last year, CCA’s Chemo Pal program served 259 families, a 22% increase from the previous year.

With your support we can match even more children and teens one-to-one with compassionate adults who offer supportive relationships throughout their chemotherapy or other treatments.

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Apr 30, 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 courtside 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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David Schaeffer

Vice President, Development
Portland, Oregon United States

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