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.
"You should know that your child is being cared for at the finest children's hospital in the world and he or she could not be in better hands."
Our son Caelen was diagnosed in utero at 19 weeks. At first we thought, "why us?" As our pregnancy progressed, we began to think, "why not us," and started learning as much as we could.
I know exactly how you are feeling! Our baby boy was very sick and no one could figure out what was wrong.
Lauren's headaches shattered her Olympic swimming dreams, until she visited Children's National Medical Center.
"Ryan's life had been saved by an amazing team of doctors and nurses."
"It is overwhelming for any parent with children of any age to have to experience something like this. Now that I am and have gone through the experience I cannot thank Children's National enough for its kindness, professionalism, and knowledge."
"Let me say that everyone at Children's National, from surgeons to nurses to food service and security are wonderful. They offer help before you ask."
"If your child has been diagnosed with a heart defect, please know that Children's National will provide your child with the best care possible."
"I know that it's very scary to have to think about surgery, but it's been the best thing I could have done for her. I would love to be a support for any other families going through this as well."
"We could ask as many questions as we wanted, whenever. The doctors and nurses always had an answer!"
"We are so thankful that we chose the remarkable doctors at Children's National to care for our son. The compassion and care that were given not just to Owen, but to our entire family, is something we will forever be grateful for."
"I have become a total advocate for my child, fighting this fight right alongside of him."