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.
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.”
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...