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Posts published in February 2015

Children’s National Honors Al Otaibas for Commitment to Children

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Children’s National Health System has named His Excellency Yousef Al Otaiba, UAE Ambassador to the United States, and his wife, Abeer, as recipients of the second annual Joseph E. Robert, Jr. Prize in Philanthropy, created to honor families who have given back after having a personal experience with the institution.

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Fox5: Healing Garden a "Dream Come True" for Staff and Families

Thursday, February 12, 2015

In a Fox 5 TV story about the vision for the Healing Garden at Children's National, 10-year-old Arabelle Blalack recalled that during her treatment for leukemia at age 5, "I couldn't really move around anywhere." Acknowledging that she's not very good at staying still, she said, "I love feeling the breeze, and looking at all the things in nature."

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First Ladies Lend Support for Healing Garden

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

On Monday, First Lady Michelle Obama and all five living former First Ladies announced their support for a project to transform a gravel rooftop space at Children’s National Health System into a 7,200-square-foot healing garden. Currently in development, the garden will give patients and their families a healthy outdoor space where they can enjoy art, music, and inspiring views of Washington, DC.

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A Victory Bell Celebrates Healing

Monday, February 2, 2015

After undergoing several years of treatment, 9-year-old Rylie Richards on Jan. 26 enthusiastically rang a Victory Bell at Children’s National to celebrate her victory in battling leukemia. The bell was made possible by Rylie’s friends and family, and given to Children’s National so that other children can proudly ring it once they have completed their own cancer treatment.

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