Release Date: November 21, 2015
11-year old John Charles was selected to be a part of the 2015 Doernbecher Freestyle collection and his shoe is the Air Jordan 13. Diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, the ailment is spelled out on outsole of the shoe, signifying that he is stomping out Crohn’s with every step he takes. Other features include his soccer number, his twin brother, his German shepered Teagan, an Egyptian pyramid, the seven pills of medicine he has to take and other callbacks to his life and fight to beat Crohn’s.
Tim F.S. Brown (10/23/2015):
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Juan Martinez, Editor-In-Chief: I can barely get through reading about any of the Doernbecher kids’ stories without my heart swelling ten times over. If I could buy every pair in any Doernbecher collection I would because of what it represents. But since I always strike out, I’ll just end up making a donation to the hospital instead.