Our Patient Stories
Nearly 60,000 different children and their families walk through the doors at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) each year. Whether they are seeking care for short-term issues—such as broken bones or the flu—or for more extensive health care needs—such as chronic or life-threatening diseases or disabilities—all of the families served by the hospital are looking for a brighter, healthier future. Explore these patient stories of hope, healing, and transformation for a closer look at what CHoR means to the children and families in our community.
“In that moment, days after receiving a devastating cancer diagnosis,” Marisa told the crowd, “my husband and I realized that while this is the scariest and...
As a high school freshman, Alec joined River City Crew’s competitive-level rowing program after his plans to play soccer for his school’s junior varsity team...
Surgery and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
Seven months after leaving Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) on a cold December day, 13-year-old Lexie Hafey returned to see some of the team...
Last summer, Caleb, 16, had surgery at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) to remove a large portion of the left frontal lobe of his brain. Caleb...
Erica began having headaches that were so severe she would be in tears from the pain when she was just 14 years old. Her pediatrician referred her to...
Children's Hospital Foundation Heart Center
Less than a year after having corrective chest wall surgery at the Children’s Hospital Foundation (CHF) Heart Center at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at...