Former Miracle Network child gets birds eye view through OWE auction

MEDFORD, Ore. —One Rogue Valley man had the opportunity of a lifetime Friday, to climb one of the largest structures in the area.

Climb the Crane was an auction package, purchased at the Oregon Wine Experience. Dr. Brian Gross, an Asante cardiologist, purchased the package. He asked Cameron Caldwell, to join him for the climb.

Caldwell is a former children’s miracle network child. At age 17, he discovered he had a tumor in his left leg. When he heard about the opportunity to climb the bright red crane, that’s helping build RRMC’s new pavilion, he was all in.

“I’m excited about it all right now, I’m excited to get to the top to see what it looks like to see all of Medford and I’m also excited to see how the building turns out afterward,” said Caldwell.

Caldwell is now cancer-free attending college at Oregon tech and is pre-med, because of his experience with Asante.

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Jenna King is the 6pm anchor and our Feature Reporter at 10pm and 11pm for NBC5 News. Jenna is a Burbank, CA native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Business. During her time at Oregon she was part of the student-run television station, Duck TV. She also grew her passion for sports through her internship with the PAC 12 Network. When Jenna is not in the newsroom you can find her rooting for her hometown Dodgers, exploring the outdoors or binging on the latest Netflix release.
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