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Patient Stories

Meet the Designers: Doernbecher Freestyle XVII

These remarkable young designers have each faced serious illness and now have the opportunity to inspire others and help kids at the same hospital that changed their lives. They are currently hard at ...

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Freestyle 2019: Ethan

Hometown: Vancouver, WA Diagnosis: congenital heart defect, heart transplant Shoe: Air Jordan XIV Retro Good luck keeping up with Ethan Ellis. This athletic, mile-a-minute guy is passionate about bask...

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Freestyle 2018: Aiden

Aiden Barber is a friendly force of nature who loves sushi, LEGO, and playing Xbox with his pals. His shoe is a tribute to the special people in his life, like his cousin Michael, who’s currently se...

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Freestyle 2018: Payton

Remember Payton Fentress’ name, because this talented young athlete has set his sights on a baseball career. A true sports fan, his shoe is a walking hall of fame, paying homage to some of the great...

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Freestyle 2018: Chloe

Chloe Swientek is a spunky, self-proclaimed tomboy with an awesome sidekick—her goofy yellow lab, Clarke. (His paw prints are featured prominently on her shoe.) “I love Clarke because he’s reall...

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Freestyle 2018: Joey

An epic battle is being waged on the soles of Joey Bates’ shoes—a battle between two galactic chickens. (Stay with us here.) This creative kid decided to combine his passion for Star Wars with his...

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