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Paris's Story

Paris forfeited her spot on the Columbia University track team and stopped going out in public. Her gastrointestinal illness worsened as she and her family searched for a diagnosis. Then, Paris met Dr. Marc Levitt, Chief of our Division of Colorectal & Pelvic Reconstruction. At her first appointment, he offered a lifechanging solution.

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Your Support Helps Children Receive the Care They Need


Our nephrology program is one of the most active kidney transplant centers in the country and a national leader in successful living donor kidney transplants. We’re our region’s only dialysis center just for kids. Donors funded our global initiative for polycystic kidney disease, a leading cause of kidney failure.

Colorectal Surgery and Pelvic Reconstruction

The world’s most experienced colorectal pediatric surgeon leads this program. Every patient receives personalized, seamless care across many specialties. This unique approach minimizes invasive procedures. Our donors make it possible.


We tailor care to kid’s growing bodies to help them get back to the playground or sport they love. Donor gifts launched our new Fight For Children Sports Medicine Center and supports training of the next generation of orthopaedic specialists.

Diabetes and Endocrinology

We care for children with a wide variety of diabetes and endocrine disorders. Our Diabetes Care Complex provides a one-stop-shop experience, with dieticians, psychologists and social workers. Our donors helped launch this center, which keeps us at the forefront of diabetes care and treatment.

Rare Disease

Our Rare Disease Institute at Children’s National Research & Innovation Campus, seeks to unlock the secrets of more than 8,000 rare conditions. This global destination for families has the world’s largest clinical genetics program. Donors help us pursue critical research and coordinate care to meet each patient’s unique health needs.