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Believe Magazine

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Caring for Young People in Crisis

Anisha Abraham, M.D., M.P.H., our acting chief of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, sees many kids through the growing mental health crisis. She has advice for parents about how to connect with their teens and build resilience.


of teens with mental health challenges
do not receive specialized care


Increase (2019-2021) in patients
with mental health emergencies


of teens report feeling persistently
sad or hopeless

From the Heart: Gratitude Inspires the Baiers’ Generosity

Paul Baier was born with multiple congenital heart defects. Today, he’s thriving after four open-heart surgeries at Children’s National. View the Baier family’s journey of care, leadership and philanthropy.

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Fund for Every Child

Gifts to this fund ensure world-class care for every patient. They allow us to pursue new opportunities and respond to unexpected challenges. See how the fund helps us deliver our best when our community needs us most.

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A Hospital Ambassador Leads with Heart

Olivia received a new heart as an infant. Her lifelong journey at Children’s National led her to become a hospital ambassador. Compassionate care for the whole family also inspired her mother to give back.

Creations That Comfort

For Emmy, art is both medicine and a passion. It helped her cope when an insulin allergy made it too painful to be hugged. Now, she uses her art to help others with their pain.

In Memoriam: Taeun Chang, M.D. (1971–2022)

Taeun Chang, M.D., was director of our Neonatal Neurology and Neurocritical Care Program. The pioneering physician is remembered as a beloved care provider, mentor and friend.

Founders Auxiliary Board

The Founders Auxiliary Board supports Children’s National Hospital through fundraising initiatives and volunteerism. It provides hope and healing to children and families in our community.

Race for Every Child: 10th Anniversary Edition

The Race for Every Child celebrated a decade of raising funds for patients and families. The event returned to Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C., for the first time since 2019. See photos and video highlights.