Meet February CCA Hero – Sarai

Sarai is quiet and shy at first, but when she finally breaks into a radiant smile, it’s well worth the wait. The best way to get her to open up is to make animal noises, something her Grandpa Jorge just happens to be very good at. “She adores animals, especially horses,” he explained.

The Perfect Chemo Pal

When Sarai was born, she was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition called Pompe disease, which inhibits muscle growth and can cause respiratory issues. Her treatment requires ongoing infusions, which isn’t much fun for a four-year-old. That’s where her Chemo Pal, Rachel, comes in.

When Rachel was matched with Sarai two years ago, the pair quickly formed a bond over Play-Doh dates, coloring books, and of course, playing with toy animals. Their friendship has also meant a lot to Sarai’s mother, Rosa.

Resilience and Patience

“I really like that Sarai has someone that she can play with and look forward to seeing,” said Rosa. “Before Rachel came along, she wouldn’t talk at all. Now she’s starting to warm up and get a lot more chatty.” Rachel has noticed a difference as well. “Every time I visit I’m impressed by Sarai’s resilience and patience,” she explained. “I feel so lucky to be her Chemo Pal.”

This little lady has big hopes of meeting a real horse someday and even going for a ride. Sarai hasn’t quite decided what she wants to be when she grows up, but with strength and courage like hers, she’ll undoubtedly be anything she sets her mind to.

 

GET INVOLVED 

 
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…