Michael’s Story

Michael’s Story

Kimberly Bruhn is Chapter Chair of Southern Oregon Candlelighters. She and her family understand what it’s like to go through childhood cancer, from the shock of diagnosis to the grief of loss of their son Michael. Below, she shares what it was like for the...
The Rhodes Family in the News

The Rhodes Family in the News

When 5 year old Eli was diagnosed with Leukemia at the beginning of COVID, “We had some pretty dark times” says mom Jacey. Jenny Hansson of KOIN 6 interviewed the Rhodes family and learned how the diagnosis affected Eli and what the family does to stay...
Meet Xavier

Meet Xavier

9 year old Xavier’s superhero name would be aquaman, because he loves the ocean. He also loves camping, video games (fortnite and roblox) , and avatar. Xavier recently lost his family’s dog, and looks forward to getting two kittens soon. He has 6 sisters! He looks up...
Meet a Familiar Face: Genevieve

Meet a Familiar Face: Genevieve

Her sweet face is all over our Childhood Cancer Awareness page. Get to know Genevieve. We first met Genevieve after she was diagnosed with Pre-B ALL (Leukemia) in December of 2013. During her hospital treatment, brownies were her favorite treat from the Candlelighters...
New Ways to Shop for Families in the Hospital

New Ways to Shop for Families in the Hospital

Candlelighters Snack Cupboard at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital is for families on 10 South who need a snack or ready to eat meal. When they’re up all night with no other food options, this is a huge help for tummies and budgets. We make regular trips to...
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