April CCA Hero – Chrystalyn

11-year-old Chrystalyn is a polite and poised young lady who loves a good DIY project. She’s constantly whipping up her very own custom-scented soaps and perfumes, and even has a secret formula for colorful slime. “I like experimenting—it’s fun to make new stuff,” she smiled.

Chrystalyn has a blood disorder called hemoglobin E beta thalassemia, which requires constant monitoring and frequent transfusions. But she’s got a great friend in her corner to help her through the tough times—her Chemo Pal, Katie. “She’s really great to play with,” said Chrystalyn. “We paint our nails and play games.”

Chrystalyn and Katie

When Chrystalyn isn’t hanging out with Katie, she enjoys playing with her pet hamster, Vanilla Sweet Ice. Apparently the two have quite a few things in common: “He likes strawberries, just like me,” she laughed. In fact, Chrystalyn adores all kinds of animals and hopes to be a veterinarian one day.

According to her mom, Sandra, Chrystalyn is a hero because she always looks on the bright side. “She has a strength that I could never have,” said Sandra. “No matter how she’s feeling or what she’s going through, she never complains.”

When asked to describe his big sister, 8-year old Davion summed it up even more succinctly: “Awesomeness!”

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At PDX Property Group we are active members of the community in which we live, work, and play.  Within our organization that means that means are agents, our operations team, our families, and our clients actively give back to the community.  Over the last decade we have supported countless local and national non-profit organizations.  These range from support for the homeless in our city, the hungry in our neighborhoods, and the children in our communities .  This support ranges from physical work, financial support, professional advice, membership on boards, and hosting many fundraisers in support of these organizations.  
This year PDX Property Group has partnered with the Children’s Cancer Association (CCA), and organization that is very close to our hearts…as it has been very close to our home.  
Under the leadership of current CCA board member and cancer survivor John Powers, every member of PDX Property Group has stepped into action and involvement with this organization of hope, help, and joy.  This year PDX Property Group has committed to making a financial contribution on behalf of EVERY one of the families we help either buy, sell, or invest at time of closing.  We have also partnered in being the lead sponsor of the CCA Gala, one of the largest fund raising nights in the city of Portland.  
Every time you or someone you know works with us, a donation is made to CCA as a thank you on your behalf.  
To help us reach our donation goal feel free to donate here…
To meet a few of the kids that we have been able to help, meet our Kids of the month…