At Children's National, we want to make our hospital a family-friendly environment. Please read these stories to get familiar with our staff, learn about our patients, and connect with families who have already received treatment here. You may want to share your own story too.
Maria was the first patient to have weight-loss surgery at Children's National. With its multidisciplinary approach, a team developed a personalized plan for the teenager.
Before they had even entered the world, Children's National doctors had hatched a plan to safely deliver and then separate conjoined twins Tyson and Tyler.
Three-year-old Molly is obsessed with the movie “Frozen.” And like the fearless princess in Disney’s icy animated epic, there’s something very special about Molly. She was born deaf.
At only 15-days old, Rebecca would need to undergo surgery to treat intestinal malrotation and volvulus. Find out how Children's team used minimally invasive surgery to treat the infant.
"Your child will walk, run, dance, and most likely never remember the whole ordeal. Let me assure you that it will be harder for you than your child."
"My best advice to any parent struggling with this or any illness is to be your child's ambassador. Be their voice and surround yourself with a team that will take you seriously and listen to you."
"One thing to remember as parents going through a medical difficulty, is that no matter how long your stay may be, even if it is planned or unexpected, you will get through it."
Most beauty queens hope for world peace, but one teen pageant contestant wants to tackle an issue that consumes the Washington, DC, region.
Other than the scar on the right side of his neck, there are no visible signs that he went through such grave trauma at birth."
"Kyle has had a happy, healthy, and regular life, just as every child should. It's a tough road, but they will take care of your babies and do whatever they can to ease the pain."
"I would never have thought that after taking my daughter to her pediatrician, I would hear, 'You need to take your child to Children's National right away.'"
As a pediatric nurse at Children's National, I never imagined that my child would be sick.