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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... View Article

Dec 6 2013

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... View Article

Dec 5 2013

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.... View Article

Dec 4 2013

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?... View Article

Dec 3 2013

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,... View Article

Dec 2 2013

‘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... View Article

Dec 1 2013

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... View Article

Nov 22 2013

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... View Article

Oct 29 2013

Spooktacular Safety

Oct 25 2013

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.Creature CrossingWith 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... View Article

Oct 25 2013

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... View Article

Oct 16 2013