Capes & Crowns

Capes and Crowns Foundation (CCF) is an Oregon-based nonprofit dedicated to empowering children who are battling cancer and other serious illness, as well as those living with special needs. They provide one-of-a kind, inspired photography experiences for children to bring them joy, create memories and remind these real-life superheroes that their diagnosis does not define them. Founder and CEO Kylie…

Finding Balance. Avoiding Burnout.

Work-life balance isn’t a new concept, but it’s an evolving goal more people are striving toward, and it’s a value of the Bend community. Yet there’s still palpable pressure to be an unfailing individual, parent and/or partner, who’s also physically and mentally healthy, while also excelling in a career or keeping up the home front. “The truth is you can’t be…

Be a Saving Grace

“I feel like I’m living someone else’s story, or dream…or nightmare.” This was Edlyn’s* reality when she finally called 911 a few years ago. Her husband at that time was physically abusive. “If you leave me,” he would say, “I’m going to find you and I’m going to kill you,” recalls Edlyn. She lived in a constant state of fear—fear…