Nike Doernbecher Freestyle 2016 Collection Release Date

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Nike Doernbecher Freestyle 2016 Collection

The Nike Doernbecher Freestyle 2016 Collection release date is November and the auction will take place on October 28th.

Six new and bright young children were announced as the lead designers to create this year's Doernbecher Collection -- Patients Corwin Carr, Andy Grass, Chehayla Hyatt, Damien Phillips, Braylin Soon, and Chase Swearingen.

Celebrities and business owners all come out to support the initial auction in which 100% of the proceeds go to benefit the Doernbecher Children's Hospital. Meet the children below and check back for updates on which silhouettes will be featured.

Nike Doernbecher Freestyle 2016 Collection 

Release Date: November 2016
Auction Date: October 28th, 2016

Nike Doernbecher Freestyle 2016 Collection Damien-Phillips

Damien Phillips, 10, Terrebonne, Oregon
Diagnosis: Hemophilia A Severe
What do you want to be when you grow up? A scientist or NBA player
Hero: Uncle Mark
Favorite hobby: Playing the guitar

“Damien is a natural leader. He is eager to share his experiences living with an isolating condition so that others may learn from and understand the challenges and opportunities of living with a severe bleeding disorder. He is inspiring, courageous and dedicated.” – Michael Recht, M.D., Ph. D., Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, OHSU Doernbecher

Nike Doernbecher Freestyle 2016 Collection corwin-carr

Corwin Carr, 11, Hood River, Oregon
Diagnosis: VATERS Syndrome, Prune Belly
What do you want to be when you grow up? A pilot
Hero: My mom
Favorite hobby: Legos

“Corwin is a delightful boy with an exuberance for life, despite the many issues related to his complicated medical condition. He is gregarious and creative, and is always engaged with intriguing projects whether at home, school, or the hospital.” – Amira Al-Uzri, M.D., and David Rozansky, M.D., Ph.D., Division of Pediatric Nephrology, OHSU Doernbecher

Nike Doernbecher Freestyle 2016 Collection Chase-Sweringen

Chase Swearingen, 14, Jewell, Oregon
Diagnosis: Epilepsy, Hydrocephalus
What do you want to be when you grow up? Neuropsychologist or Web designer
Hero: Dr. Selden
Favorite hobby: Legos

“Chase is an extraordinary kid. He is thoughtful and determined, and has a strong interest in his condition, which has allowed him to overcome and exceed all expectations. There is a bright future ahead for Chase.” – Nate Selden, M.D., Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, OHSU Doernbecher


Chehayla Hyatt, 10, Salem, Oregon
Diagnosis: Cystic Fibrosis
What do you want to be when you grow up? Work at a zoo, or be a “YouTube-er”
Hero: My dog
Favorite hobby: Playing videogames

“People are immediately drawn to Chehayla’s spunk, creativity and passion for life. She is an amazing educator and advocate in the Cystic Fibrosis community and exudes inspiration, courage and determination to those around her.”– Michael Powers M.D., Division of Pediatric Pulmonology, OHSU Doernbecher; and Emily Somervell, medical social worker, OHSU Doernbecher


Braylin Soon, 10, Portland, Oregon
Diagnosis: Autoimmune Hepatitis, liver transplant
What do you want to be when you grow up? Actress
Hero: Ironman and Dr. Garcia
Favorite hobby: Acting

“Braylin’s outlook on life, and the way she has taken control of her disease, is a true inspiration to everyone she meets. She has never let her disease define who she is, nor has she ever let it get in the way of pursuing her wildest dreams.” – Amy Garcia M.D., Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, OHSU Doernbecher


Andy Grass, 11, Beaverton, Oregon
Diagnosis: Trauma
What do you want to be when you grow up? NBA player and a physical therapist
Hero: Aunt Peggy
Favorite hobby: Playing basketball and baseball

“Throughout a very difficult hospitalization and prolonged recovery, Andy has remained incredibly resilient and positive. He is a fighter and serves as a true inspiration to his health care team, family and friends.” – Aileen Kirby, M.D., Division of Pediatric Critical Care, OHSU Doernbecher