2020 Hockey Challenge Kid Captain Ashlyn Hanson

In 2016, Ashlyn was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at age six. Ashlyn’s diagnosis completely changed the family’s everyday life –from having to make the 2.5 hour drive to Portland for chemotherapy treatments and doctor’s visits, to Ashlyn not being able to attend school on a regular basis. In addition to their initial five-week stay, Ashlyn and her family have spent many nights at RMHC for her appointments. They were so grateful to have a comfortable place to stay together as a family and especially loved the warm dinners, stuffed animals, and craft room.

Ashlyn has such a generous heart, she hosted a coin drive to benefit RMHC in 2018! She is an inspiration to everyone around her.