Behind every doctor, every nurse, and every patient, there’s a story.

Our Kiwanis Doernbecher fellows and their patients inspire us every day to fight for a future without children’s cancer. Here are just a few of their stories.

Kiwanis Fellows work to end childhood cancer forever

Teenager Desiree Wagner talks about her brave journey through cancer, aided by her doctor, Kiwanis Fellow Matthew Dietz, who researches cutting-edge technology to advance children’s cancer treatment at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. KDCCP funds empower him and other Kiwanis Fellows to push science forward in the hopes of banishing childhood cancer forever. Donate today!

Could a drug kill malignant cancer cells while leaving other healthy cells alone?

Perhaps! Kiwanis Fellow Jacob Henderson tours the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital research department describing a new research experiment he’s working on to fight to cure children’s cancer. His amazing work is powered by the Kiwanis Doernbecher Children’s Cancer Program. Donate today!

Kiwanis Fellows work on leading-edge cancer research to cure children’s cancer

Doctor Adam Lamble tours 10 South in Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, the pediatric oncology floor which includes features like HEPA filters to protect vulnerable patients from viruses and pathogens, and playrooms and classrooms so kids can be kids. As a Kiwanis Fellow, Doctor Lamble learns from his children’s cancer patients, and the research Kiwanis Doernbecher Children’s Cancer Program empowers is at the leading edge of cancer breakthroughs. Donate today!

Children’s cancer research steps forward at Doernbecher

Little Linzi is courageously battling cancer at Doernbecher, while Tim Haarmann and his mom Susan, talk about their bond with their favorite doctor, David Kram! Plus Doctors Evan Shereck, Shelton Viola, Miranda Wu speak to the medical advances they made in 2014 thanks to the Kiwanis Children’s Cancer Program. Donate today!

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