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Meet Our Kid Captain: Kendra

Published on Nov. 17, 2023

Each football season, we team up with Fresno State for a once in a lifetime experience for some of our patients. At each home football game, one Valley Children’s patient is selected to be the Kid Captain of the game and gets to participate in the coin toss with the team along with being a part of on-field festivities. For the 2023 season, we have six special Kid Captains to introduce you to the day before each big game!  

Meet 6-year-old Kendra. Kendra was born with a congenital condition that affects the bones and muscles in the feet, commonly known as Clubfoot. She has had to undergo several rounds of foot casting as well as several surgeries by the award-winning Valley Children’s Orthopaedics team. 

Kendra is a first grader who loves to swim, dance and play with her sister and cousins! When she grows up, she wants to be a teacher. Join us in cheering on Kendra and the Bulldogs as they face New Mexico State this Saturday, November 18 at Valley Children’s Stadium!  

More About Valley Children's Orthopaedics Team

For the seventh consecutive year, Valley Children’s is ranked one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals in Orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report in 2023-2024. From infants to young adults, the team treats all aspects of children’s orthopaedic needs on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Performing approximately 2,000 pediatric orthopaedic surgeries and seeing more than 32,000 outpatient visits a year, Valley Children’s team of experienced board-certified pediatric orthopaedic surgeons specialize in the treatment of complex conditions such as congenital deformities of the upper and lower extremities, spinal disorders, sports-related injuries and neuromuscular diseases.