DescriptionPairing up for their 13th collaboration, meet the Nike OHSU Doernbecher Freestyle Collection 2016. The program invites patients from the hospital to design footwear and apparel, allowing their creative impulse to shine. This year, six children brought their own personality to life by designing some of Nike's most iconic silhouettes including the Air Jordan 7, the Air Max Zero, the Stefan Janoski Max, the Kyrie 2, and the Air Huarache Ultra.
One day when Chehayla was in the hospital receiving treatment for cystic fibrosis, she looked up and spotted a flock of wooden birds hanging from the ceiling. “Mom,” she said, “the birds are like the Doernbecher staff. They take us under their wings.”
That beautiful sentiment, which is expressed inside her Air Max Zero shoe, is just one example of this vibrant girl’s charm and wisdom. Chehayla’s shoe also features her nickname, which is a testament to her favorite food: chicken nuggets. (Her older sister Talon started calling her Nugget one day, and the name stuck.) Other awesome design details include kitty cat faces, speckled laces, and tons of purple hearts — that’s to represent cystic fibrosis awareness. “Purple is the color of the ribbon we wear,” she explains.
The Nike Air Max Zero Grade-School 'Doernbecher Collection' (Barely Orange/Sunset Glow-White-Hyper Grape) is available now at a RUVilla.com and at a VILLA location near you!