Today is day five on our count down of the 12 Days of Holiday Cheer and one of our CHoR moms is helping us celebrate!
Jessica Butler, a mom of five, frequently visits CHoR with her son who turns to the specialists at CHoR for physical, occupational and speech therapy. “We love it here,” says Jessica. This holiday season, Jessica plans to #SpreadCheer by, “Teaching my children about helping others.” Want to do the same? Text HEALTH to 50555 to give a $10 donation to children in the hospital. Then, print this gift tag to give to your kids and explain the importance of helping others.
It's day four of our count down of the 12 Days of Holiday Cheer and today one of our dedicated staff members is helping us celebrate!
Vernita Jones, recreation therapist and manager at CHoR’s Brook Road Campus, says her favorite part of her job is serving the kids. So, it would make sense that she plans to #SpreadCheer this season by, “Caring for my patients with love!” We can all afford to give some love this holiday season. How do you plan to #SpreadCheer? Tell us on Facebook.
Today is the third day of our 12 Days of Holiday Cheer and today we have a special friend from the VCU Rams helping us celebrate!
VCU Men’s Basketball player, #15 Juvonte Reddic, spreads cheer during the holidays by, “Inspiring others to serve their community.” And nothing says inspiration like leading by example; Reddic volunteers his time to visit some of his biggest fans at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU. Tell us how you plan to #SpreadCheer this holiday on our Facebook page!
Today is day 2 on our countdown of the 12 Days of Holiday Cheer and we're celebrating by sharing Mimi's inspiring 6-word plan to #SpreadCheer!
Ten-year-old Mimi doesn’t let being in the hospital dampen her spirits or her dance moves. She spreads cheer by, “Teaching my doctors how to dance.” Pediatric hematology and oncology fellow, Dr. Matt Scheff, says he is happy to have the help!
How will you #SpreadCheer this holiday? In celebration of #GivingTuesday, consider texting HEALTH to 50555 to give $10 to help children like Mimi!
Today is the first day of our 12 Days of Holiday Cheer and we’re celebrating by asking you to tell us how you're going to #SpreadCheer during the holiday season. To provide some inspiration, we'll share 6-word messages of cheer from some of our CHoR, VCU and Richmond friends everyday leading up to our biggest act of cheer, a surprise music video from our patients and staff!
First up is Melissa Owens, a CHoR music therapist, who uses her gift of music to bring happiness to children throughout the year. This holiday, she is planning to #SpreadCheer by, “Spreading joy through music and song.”
How will you #SpreadCheer? Let us know on Facebook or text HEATH to 50555 to donate $10…
'Tis the season and just like Santa, we’ve been busy preparing for the holidays! Many of you probably remember us asking you to send us your stories of appreciation for our wonderful doctors and staff during last year’s 12 Days of Holiday Cheer. In return, we released a special video, which turned out to be quite a hit!
This year, we’re asking our friends to tell us how they’re going to #SpreadCheer during the holiday season. CHoR’s team works year-round to help patients and families feel at home while visiting the hospital, which can be a big task during the holidays! That’s why we’re looking to boost our holiday cheer like never before! So, are you ready to help Richmond…
It’s almost that time of year again…and here at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU we’re counting down the days until we kick-off this year’s 12 Days of Holiday Cheer on Monday, December 2. As part of the initiative this year, we’re challenging all of you to help us #SpreadCheer. We will officially announce how you can be a part of the #SpreadCheer movement on our blog and Facebook page on December 2 (we have to have some secrets!).
While we don’t want to give away all of the excitement just yet, we just have to tell you all about an exciting act of cheer already underway…
The popular bloggers and authors, Young House Love, have generously offered to…
Whether it’s helping a 2-week-old recover from a birth related injury or helping a teen get back to football practice, physical therapists are masters of mobility and function. Specializing in everything from strength and balance to pain, injury and development; physical therapists treat a range of issues and help kids get back to doing the things they love most.
For one patient with cerebral palsy, the opportunity to work with a physical therapist changed his life. Sandy Timok, BS, PT, PCS, a physical therapist at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, began seeing the quadriplegic patient when he was just 9-months-old, following him through multiple surgeries and various stages of development. Many patients with cerebral palsy have little to no…
As Halloween approaches and families begin choosing costumes, stocking up on candy and decorating their jack-o-lanterns, Corri Miller-Hobbs, RN, SafeKids Virginia Coordinator has a few tips for parents to ensure children stay safe during Halloween.
With fewer kids walking to school these days, many don’t know safe pedestrian practices, so Halloween offers a great opportunity to practice these skills. Teach your children to look both ways (left, right, left), cross at corners, use cross walks and respect pedestrian crossing lights. Most children aren’t able to make safe traffic decisions until age 10, and shouldn’t walk your neighborhood alone until they are at least 10 and
have demonstrated their understanding of the rules of the road. Most injuries occur…
A version of this blog post originally appeared in CHoR’s Fall 2013 TidBits Newsletter. As a pediatrician, lactation consultant and mother of three, Dr. Gauri Gulati shares her knowledge of safe sleep practices to ensure our little ones stay safe through the night.
The number of deaths from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) has decreased significantly since 1992 when the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issues the recommendation that babies be placed on their backs to sleep. However, sleep-related deaths from other causes, including suffocation, choking and babies becoming trapped, have increased since then. To help address this and provide more specific advice on sleep safety, the AAP recently expanded their guidelines on safe sleep for babies and added recommendations…