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Doernbecher patients design new line of Nike clothing and shoes

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A new Nike line of shoes and clothing has been released, designed by patients at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital at OHSU.

Nike unveiled the 2015 Doernbecher Freestyle Collection Saturday at Nike Portland.

The partnership gives kids with life-threatening illnesses the chance to create something special, and help themselves and others at the same time.

The designers this year include 14-year-old Jacob Burris of Eugene, 10-year-old John Charles of Brush Prairie, Washington, 10-year-old Emory Maughan of Salem, 8-year-old Isaiah Neumayer-Grubb of West Linn, 11-year-old Lizzy Olivan of The Dalles, and 11-year-old Kian Safholm of Hillsboro.

Their designs are on sale to the public for the first time, and all of the proceeds go to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.

You can find the Doernbecher Freestyle Collection online at and at several Nike stores across the country.

Since it began in 2004, the Doernbecher Freestyle Collection has engaged 70 Doernbecher patients, and has raised $13.8 million to expand pioneering research, support clinical care, purchase state-of-the-art equipment, recruit new experts, and help cover the cost of care for families most in need. 

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