Tiger Guo on the drum sets with backing musicians performing at his music charity concert.
Photo courtesy Richmond Hospital Foundation
Big-hearted 12-year-old raises over $21,000 for hospital foundation
Published 3:01 PST, Tue December 6, 2022
Inspired to show his support for the hardworking Richmond health care team, 12-year-old Tiger Guo and his family organized a charity concert in October and raised over $21,000 to improve health care in Richmond.
“The local health care team is essential for the people of the community and have been there providing compassionate care despite all the challenges they have been facing,” explains Tiger’s father Zhi Yong Guo. “Tiger wants to show his support in his own way, and we hope this donation will continue to help build a better and healthier future for everyone including children in Richmond.”
Tiger took the stage for 2.5 hours and brought joy to the more than 300 attendees with his piano and drum scores of classical and modern Western and Eastern songs. Tiger, who has autism, began taking piano lessons at the age of eight. Over the past four years, he developed a tremendous passion for music, with interests in piano, drums, violin, and guitar. He practiced for five hours a day to prepare for this charity concert.
“No matter your age or your abilities, you can make a difference,” says Zhi Yong. “Every child has potential, even those with autism, and when we see their potential, we must support them fully; that way they will grow strong and lively. We are truly grateful for all the support received from Tiger’s teachers and friends and those who attended the event and made a donation.”
Spencer Gall, campaign director of Richmond Hospital Foundation, says: “This is an incredible act of kindness from one of the youngest members of our community. Thank you to Tiger and his family for your big hearts and supporting our health care teams with this thoughtful and generous gift.”