Kid Captain


Kid Captain is a partnership between Children’s of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels to honor pediatric patients. Their inspirational stories remind us just how truly courageous these young people are. We are pleased to introduce this week’s Children’s of Mississippi Kid Captain VJ Worrell of Vicksburg.

Just this past January, VJ began running a fever on and off again. When his fever spiked, his parents brought him to their local hospital. Blood work revealed that VJ’s platelets were very low. VJ was referred to Batson Children’s Hospital in Jackson, and after additional testing, diagnosed with B-cell acute lymphocytic leukemia. VJ immediately began chemotherapy. He and his family traveled to Jackson once a week for treatment at the Children’s Cancer Center.

Today, VJ is in remission. He continues to receive maintenance chemotherapy but is doing great! He loves being outside and playing in the dirt! When he’s not outside, he likes to build with his Legos and play Minecraft.

Have fun cheering on the Rebels, VJ!

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