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Tag Archive: ASK Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Clinic

For the past two years, Emberlyn Wray has entertained our team and her fellow patients with her sassy, spunky and unforgettable personality. She’s known for singing songs and dancing in her hospital room, the hallways of our ASK Hematology and Oncology Clinic and “the fishbowl” (our aquatic-themed infusion room). She also has a knack for easily making new friends. “Emberlyn doesn’t hesitate to go up to the other kids in... View Article

Sep 28 2017

“I was a happy 17 year old girl who lost all my hair, basically my identity, and had my life pulled right from under me,” said Alexis Quance of her diagnosis with acute myeloid leukemia on December 14, 2012. After about an hour of tears and asking “why me,” her attitude shifted. In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month we asked Alexis, now 21 and in her senior year of... View Article

Sep 25 2017

Now that he’s been cancer-free for 18 months, Gwendolyn Carnes says her son Mark, 15, is able to tell the start of his story in a somewhat lighthearted way: “I went to Chipotle Sunday afternoon (his favorite), then to the hospital. And we didn’t come home for two weeks.” The summer before his eighth grade school year, Mark began experiencing stomach pain. He’d been an avid baseball player for years,... View Article

Jul 31 2017

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe delivered the keynote address to graduates and their families at this year’s celebration honoring graduating high school students who have received care from our ASK Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Clinic and VCU Massey Cancer Center. The graduates were presented with scholarships provided by ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation, the Sickle Cell Association of Richmond–OSCAR and families who have developed scholarships in honor of their loved ones who lost their... View Article

May 25 2017

Sydney Williams loves to laugh and is known for making friends wherever she goes. Her positive spirit and great personality are among the many reasons certified physician assistant Jennifer Newlin nominated her for our 2016 calendar. Sydney has the most common and severe form of sickle cell disease. She’s been coming to the ASK Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Clinic at CHoR since she was diagnosed with this inherited condition just... View Article

Nov 2 2016

As Jasmine tries to pick out the perfect outfit, she talks about her love of fashion and recounts the time she dressed her older brother up to look like Usher. She has been interested in fashion ever since she can remember, and like many fashionable 11-year-old girls, her favorite color is pink. With her bright, ear-to-ear smile and her infectious laugh, you’d never know that inside, Jasmine’s body is battling... View Article

May 17 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvoOW62-F80From the waiting room filled with crafts and games, to the “fish bowl” where children can play with iPads and watch movies during treatments, the environment in the ASK Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Clinic at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) is child-friendly and comforting.CHoR’s hematology and oncology specialists have expertise ranging from iron deficiency to rare childhood cancers. They provide team-based, comprehensive treatment programs to treat the whole... View Article

Apr 16 2013