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.
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...
“I feel like it's very important to raise money for the Children's Hospital,” 9-year-old Emma Whyte said while addressing the audience at this year’s...
Center for Craniofacial Care
Six-year-old Jackson Thompson used to get so upset when he saw someone wearing a white coat or hospital scrubs that medical appointments were stressful for...
Urology, Surgery, and Hematology/Oncology
“Obadiah’s surgery was scheduled for September,” Kyle Tower recalled of his son’s second hernia surgery, “but because I’m a teacher, I wanted to do it in the...
“He went from a normal kid to functioning like a 6-month-old,” Jody Conner recalled of her then 4-year-old son, Bryce. “It was devastating.”