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A Father and Son's Journey

Friday, May 22, 2015

Roberto Victor Duke knows firsthand the power of lifesaving medical care. When his mother was traveling back from the Caribbean on a cruise, she gave birth to Roberto prematurely, and he weighed one pound and two ounces. The doctor on board saved his life by constructing a makeshift incubator out of wine crates. 

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335 Miles for Miles

Monday, May 18, 2015

Local Washingtonian Mike Monroe, an avid bicyclist, crossed the finish line on May 15 by riding into Children’s National after an arduous journey in his fight against food allergies. Inspired by his son, Miles, who lives with food allergies, Mike undertook a 335-mile ride along the Great Allegheny Passage in Pennsylvania to Washington, DC. Mike’s effort has raised more than $34,000, which will help fund clinical food allergy research at Children's National under the leadership of Dr. Hemant Sharma.

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A Sweet Victory in the Fight against Cancer

Monday, April 27, 2015
Topic(s): cancer, oncology

On a cold winter day, Christina Worrell stopped  at Helene Fritschi’s house to make an announcement. Christina would be entering The Cookie Challenge baking competition on behalf of Helene’s son, Kyle, who had been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. If Christina’s team won, she would donate all proceeds to Children’s National, where Kyle was being treated.

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Guardian Society: Protecting Generations of Children

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Nearly 100 attendees gathered at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC, for the 8th Guardian Society Annual Luncheon on April 16, in celebration of those who have committed to help future generations of children through a legacy gift. Members of The Guardian Society have included Children’s National in their wills or other planned legacy gifts, making an important and thoughtful statement of their values.

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Van Metre Companies Help Advance Pediatric Cardiology

Friday, April 10, 2015

Children’s National installed Charles I. Berul, MD, as the inaugural Van Metre Companies Professor of Cardiology on March 24. As division chief and co-director of the Children’s National Heart Institute, Dr. Berul and his team improve outcomes for children with congenital heart disease through early detection, complex surgeries, and devices customized for small patients. 

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