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.
Call it parents’ intuition. Jackie and Mike Scelzo noticed their son, Jaiden, had been trying to eat dirt when he was outside playing. While that might not...
Five-year-old Tyvion Scott has been in and out of the hospital with breathing problems since he was four months old.
After fighting a serious respiratory infection for more than a month, Ryland, 1, was rushed to Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) when doctors...
Healthy Lifestyles Center
When Rees, 17, says that she appreciates that the staff at the Healthy Lifestyles Center (HLC) at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU supports her and...
At birth, Victoria, 1, was diagnosed with diastematomyelia, a congenital disorder in which her spinal cord was split in half with a bony growth in the middle.
When Xavier, 9, was born, the family’s doctors didn’t know if he would ever be able to walk or live independently. He was born with a severe form of spina...