Meet the designers: Doernbecher Freestyle XVIII | OHSU Foundation

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These remarkable young designers have each faced serious illness and will now inspire others and help kids at the same hospital that changed their lives. They worked hard at designing the Doernbecher Freestyle XVIII collection—and are excited to share them with you.

We invite you to read on, and meet the six Doernbecher Freestyle XVIII patient-designers.

Coley Miller

Coley Miller

Age: 11

Hometown: Chiloquin, Oregon

Diagnosis: Kidney transplant

Favorite sport: Basketball

Perfect day: Playing outside with family

When I grow up: I want to be a veterinarian

Dario Villaseñor Valdivia

Age: 13

Hometown: Vancouver, Washington

Diagnosis: Juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia

Secret talent: Voice impressions, singing and jokes

When I grow up: I want to be an animator

Perfect day: Eating Chinese food and seeing the people I love

Dario Villasenor Valdivia
Emerson Harrell

Emerson Harrell

Age: 15

Hometown: Sherwood, Oregon

Diagnosis: Inflammatory bowel disease

Heroes: My parents

Secret talent: I’m a good dancer

Favorite school subject: Math – I’m good at doing it in my head

Jaren Heacock

Age: 10

Hometown: Springfield, Oregon

Diagnosis: Cleft palate

Favorite athletes: My brother and sisters

When I grow up: I want to be an engineer, artist, designer – and maybe a doctor

Fun fact: I like to sing and grow plants

Jaren Heacock

Kylee Young

Age: 12

Hometown: Ridgefield, Washington

Diagnosis: Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) survivor

Favorite color: Pink, then the rest of the rainbow

Secret talent: Making friends

Perfect day: See my family and go on an adventure

Riddhi Mahajan

Age: 15

Hometown: Portland, Oregon

Diagnosis: Cystic fibrosis

Favorite athlete: Serena Williams

When I grow up: I want to be a doctor

Prized possession: A pair of earrings from my late grandmother

Learn more about Doernbecher Freestyle.