“It’s a true blessing to be connected with all of you.”
— Robyn Dillon via Facebook

Cancer is definitely not following practicing social distancing. An average of one to two children in Central Virginia are diagnosed with cancer every week. These stats have not changed during the coronavirus pandemic. What changed was how we helped families in the hospital or clinic without being in the hospital or clinic, due to current hospital restrictions. Thanks to our on-going partnership with Children’s Hospital Of Richmond — especially Robyn Dillon, a licensed clinical social worker at VCU, and their nurses — we continue to support Hero Families in the hospital, on the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, and in the outpatient clinic. Sarah dropped off a fresh supply of backpacks and parent totes to keep on hand in the hospital. When we learned that three children could be on the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit over the next weeks, we delivered games, toys, and crafts for them. The hospital staff will put our surprises in the children’s rooms.

We are creatively adapting our work, so children in treatment continue to receive support during this challenging time. We have our own community of heroes: Robyn, the nurses, and staff at the hospital and clinic. We thank them for keeping our mission moving forward!