Piano Prodigy Raises Over $15K for the Gift of Health

Filled with gratitude for the urgent care his mother received at Richmond Hospital, local pianist and prodigy Ryan Wang started fundraising for Richmond Hospital Foundation at the young age of eight and has now surpassed his cumulative $15,000 goal at the age of 15.

“I am so grateful for the exceptional care my mother received from the medical team at Richmond Hospital,” explains Ryan Wang. “The team at Richmond Hospital saved my mom and my little brother’s lives, so my wish is that this gift will help save many more in our community.”

Iris Wang was rushed to Richmond Hospital’s Emergency Department when Ryan was 2 years old. Eight months pregnant with Ryan’s little brother, she experienced a racing heartbeat, trouble breathing, and an incredible amount of pain. The medical team took immediate action upon her arrival and was able to ensure the health and safety of both mother and baby. 

Ryan started playing piano at the age of four, and performed his first solo recital at Carnegie Hall at the age of five. Since then, he has performed at many prestigious venues and alongside world-renown orchestras across the globe. Ryan has won numerous music competitions and awards, and was also invited to perform on national television. He is currently studying on a music scholarship in the United Kingdom and in France.

“We wish to extend our gratitude to Ryan for sharing his incredible musical talent and fundraising to give back to the community of Richmond,” says Spencer Gall, Campaign Director, Richmond Hospital Foundation. “This gift will go a long way in helping our health care teams provide excellent care for individuals and families in need.”

There are many ways to give. To support local health care in Richmond, visit https://www.richmondhospitalfoundation.com/donate/

From left to right: Dr. Sunsung Kong, KL Piano Academy; Iris Fan, General Manager, Tom Lee Music; Ryan Wang; Cindy Liu, KL Piano Academy; Theresa Blackwell, Donor Relations, Associate Director, Richmond Hospital Foundation; Shuai Gu, Philanthropy Manager, Richmond Hospital Foundation; Ellen Liu, Piano Division Product Manager, Tom Lee Music

Richmond Hospital Foundation

Over the past 35 years, Richmond Hospital Foundation has raised over $160 million to help fund vital medical equipment, improvements in patient care services and upgraded facilities. Our goal is to inspire joyful giving within our community to build a better and healthier future for Richmond.


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