One of the six styles from this year’s Nike 2017 Doernbecher collection is the Nike Air VaporMax designed by Andrew Merydith. Like Andrew, the ultra-lightweight VaporMax is built for speed. Featuring shades of green and purple to coordinate with his favorite BMX jersey, Andrew used his initials to create a cool logo, and came up with his own hashtag for the outsole: #ilovethefam.

He explains, “My family is my hero. They’ve been so supportive and caring throughout this whole thing.” According to Doernbecher social worker Emily Somervell, Andrew shares his family’s caring, compassionate traits. “For Andrew, helping others brings him the most happiness,” she said. “That’s why he’s looking forward to becoming a scientist who helps treat and hopefully cure cystic fibrosis.” After participating in the Freestyle program, Andrew says he has another career aspiration: designing shoes.

Retailing for a price tag of $190, look for the Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit Doernbecher at select Nike stores and online on November 18th. All proceeds from the sales will benefit the OHSU Doernbecher. Click and bookmark our Air Jordan 12 Dark Grey hub page now for the shoe’s latest release info and up-to-the-minute updates and images. Always keep it locked to KicksOnFire for the latest in sneaker news and release dates.

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