This Oregon Boy’s Last Wish Will Melt Your Heart

Oregon Non Profit - Oregon Active

Oregon Active, an Oregon 501(c)(3) non-profit, has mobilized in support of an Oregon boy with a DIPG tumor growing in his brain stem. On January 25th, 2017, Neymar was rushed to OHSU/Doernbecher’s Children’s Hospital in Portland for blood tests, a CT Scan, and a MRI, after they noticed his left eye was looking a little lazy and his head was tilting slightly to the left. After hours of testing, the news from the neurology team was devastating.

No Cure – Survival Rate is Less Than 1%

There is no cure for a DIPG tumor growing in the brain stem and the survival rate is less than 1%. Unfortunately, no one knows what causes a child to develop a DIPG tumor. It most often occurs between the ages of 5 to 10 years old. Recent DIPG tumor research studies suggest that the cause may be a particular cell found in high concentrations during early brain development.

Make a Difference Now

There really is no time for Neymar. This is very sad, but if you want to get involved and help, you need to act now or forever hold your peace. With less than a 1% chance of survival, the diagnosis is not promising.

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Here’s How You Can Help

Oregon Active is calling upon all Oregonians to help this terminally ill boy realize his dream of seeing his favorite soccer team, Real Madrid, play against Sevilla FC on May 14th, 2017. Thank you in advance for your support.

  • Donate Funds: Donate to Make Neymar’s Dream a Reality
  • Gift Your Frequent Flyer Miles
  • Tickets to the Real Madrid vs Sevilla soccer match on May 14th 2017
  • Secure housing in Madrid, Spain
  • Host a fundraiser in Neymar’s name with Oregon Active
  • Assist with player meet & greet
  • Spread the word with your friends, co-workers, local businesses, etc.
  • Join the Oregon Active Team

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Dreams Can Come True

We truly believe that if we team up as a community, we can turn Neymar’s dream into a reality. For more information on how to donate or get involved please email: [email protected]

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My name is Alex Lockwood and I love Oregon. One of my favorite things about living in Oregon is that we are just a short drive away from a wide variety of fun outdoor activities and amazing natural beauty. I am a native Oregonian and I grew up in the countryside just outside of Sandy, Oregon nestled between Mt. Hood and Portland. Growing up, we owned a few different family businesses over the years and by the time I made it to high school age I was working four jobs; the family business, weekends on a dairy farm, summers bucking hay for Geren’s Farm Supply & Nuts On Sport Pizza off Highway 26 in Boring, Oregon. From shoveling cow manure and bucking hay to making pizza and taking inventory for the family business, I’ve done it all. Growing up, there never seemed to be a shortage of work, which is how I developed the strong work ethic I have today. Although it was difficult and times, we made the best of the situation. In fact, many of the opportunities I’ve had would have never happened without hard work or a little sacrifice.