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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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Stellar likeAubrey

  age 3

A child’s heart is one of the most precious things in the world. When Aubrey came to us with a broken one, we not only healed it but got her on her way to conquering the galaxy.

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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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