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Family Gives Back After Receiving Life-Saving Care

Friday, March 11, 2016

Maya and Thad Musser started a toy drive for patients after spending a holiday season in the intensive care unit with their newborn son in 2010. “My hope is that any family that goes through something like this has the same experience as we did at Children’s National,” Thad said. “I am proud to give back and help them continue to give amazing care to their patients and their families.”

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13-Year-Old Gives Back in Sister's Memory

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

During Hanukkah, 13-year-old Madeleine Wenger of Bethesda, Md., reflects on her efforts to support children with cancer in memory of her sister Kayla. For her bat mitzvah, she raised $15,000 for Children's National. “It’s not just about raising money,” she says. “You can give food, items you don’t need anymore, and your own time through volunteerism. There are so many ways to give." In this season of gift-giving, she says, “Material things are not important to me. Always being there for your family is.”

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Continuing a Tradition, Inspiring Joy

Friday, December 18, 2015

Continuing a tradition that began in 2011, the Zirkin family, their children, and grandchildren purchased $10,000 worth of toys for families who will spend the holidays in the hospital. The toys will be donated to Dr. Bear's Holiday Toy Shop, where parents can select toys right in the hospital for their sick children at no cost.


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