At Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, we nurture the champion in every child. We fight the forces that threaten them—however complex the condition or elusive the cure. We practice with rigor and love, to restore young bodies, minds and spirits with the tenacity to take on the world.

This is what playing to win is all about.

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Chasing dreams likeLesley and Ashley

age 8

With her twin sister and team of specialists by her side, Lesley bravely battles surgeries and hospital visits to conquer a rare, complex condition. While her heart and lungs might need a little TLC, nothing keeps this fighter from chasing her dreams!

Unstoppable likeKelly

age 7

Spina bifida doesn’t stand a chance against courageous kids like Kelly. While we help them gain strength and mobility, they teach us about grit and determination. Because standing or sitting tall is what playing to win is all about.

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Strong likeKeimonte

age 6

From casts to cancer - from simple to complex - we're here to give kids a shot at a healthy future. For Keimonte, that meant helping him put the kapow to cancer!

Brave likeJosiah

age 8

Chronic kidney disease often means doctor's visits and dialysis. For Josiah, it meant slaying the dragon of disease with a new kidney.

Tough likeJessica

age 17

With the right team of specialists in her corner, Jessica handled the fight of her life like a champ. Through multiple surgeries, she took on the spinal cord lipomas threatening her future – and won.

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A doctor like Andi

age 5

Andi adores the surgeon who saved her life during her battle with kidney cancer. When she’s not playing princess, Andi’s in her pink scrubs and stethoscope – dreaming of someday becoming a surgeon too.

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