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.
"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."
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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.
"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."