Stories of Care & Discovery

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The Road Forward: From Tragedy to Medical Residency

Only a small tracheotomy scar hints at how close Matt Miller, MD, came to losing his life in a bicycle accident nine years ago. Today, he channels his energy into a demanding medical residency in Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery. He’s putting…


Dr. Park and John Reid stand side by side smiling

Multiplier Effect

To help the next skin cancer patient and honor those who “put the pieces back together,” John Reid makes a bequest to the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Meghan Goff

Girl stands with her lunch tray in a cafeteria.

A Lifeline for Struggling Families

When your five-year-old daughter is diagnosed with cancer, paying your electric bill is the last thing on your mind. When you are spending every night at the hospital with a premature infant, you don’t have time to think about how to pay for lunch.…


A group of JMU students hold up signs reading how much they've raised during a dance marathon supporting UVA Children's Hospital.

Dance the Night Away

A lot can be done in 12 hours—including dancing non-stop to support patients and families at UVA Children’s Hospital.


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A Home Away From Home

If a child has been admitted to a hospital's intensive care unit, the only place a family wants to be is not far from his or her bedside.