It started out as an idea from Connor Doherty the son of Nike Creative Director and OHSU Doernbecher Foundation board member Michael Doherty. His suggestion — enabling the hospital’s young patients to engage their imaginations by designing their very own Nike sneakers — formalized in 2003 as the OHSU Doernbecher Freestyle program. Fourteen years and 85 patient-designers later his idea has raised $17 million for the hospital brightened the lives of countless kids and caught the attention of sneaker lovers and collectors across the country. Every day countless young patients at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital demonstrate what it means to go all in as they bravely face serious illness. This is the story of six of them. To learn how Andrew Amyiah Brayden Brody Carissa and Tylan go all in check out the 2017 Doernbecher Freestyle collection which is a reflection of their remarkable lives and launches on November 18 with 100 percent of the proceeds from the sales of the collection to benefit OHSU Doernbecher.