Chemo Pal Mentor Program Delivers Friendship

by Children's Cancer Association
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.


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Children's Cancer Association

Location: Portland, Oregon - USA
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Children's Cancer Association
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