As one of the top children's hospitals ranked by U.S. News & World Report, we know it's often the littlest among us who have the biggest hearts, the biggest fears and even bigger dreams. This is what drives us to make children better and keep them well.
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They didn’t use big words. They kept everything very simple.
A Kid-Friendly ER Experience
When 5-year-old Christopher fell and cut his neck badly, his mom knew UVA’s pediatric emergency room had the experience and expertise to care for him. But Christopher’s doctors and nurses went beyond that.
They were calm, quiet and friendly. They consulted with a head and neck surgeon to ensure they weren’t overlooking anything. And they avoided scary words like “surgery” and “stitches.”
Now, Christopher loves talking about his ER experience and wearing his UVA t-shirt.
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I feel a lot better. I have all that energy back. I’m myself again.
A New Heart for a High School Student
Tameka was starting her senior year of high school and considering a career in medicine. But she was losing a lot of weight and felt cold and tired all the time.
Doctors made an alarming discovery: Her heart was beating way too fast due to a rare condition called restrictive cardiomyopathy, which was causing other problems. Medication didn’t help. She would need a heart transplant.
While Tameka waited for her new heart, a Children's Hospital teacher helped her keep up with schoolwork. Just before Christmas, Tameka got her new heart. She immediately felt better, and a few weeks later she left the hospital. She's now in college and hopes to become a nurse practitioner.