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Zoe's Story

Art is a key part of Zoe’s cancer treatment, bringing both joy and distraction. When the pandemic hit, she was devastated to lose her regular art therapy sessions, says mom Brigitte. Telehealth enabled Zoe to continue from home. “The gift of technology put that pep back in her step,” Brigitte says.

Giving Rowan the Freedom to Enjoy Taco Tuesdays

Rowan is a third grader who, before the COVID-19 pandemic, loved to eat school lunches on Taco Tuesdays and Pizza Fridays. School lunch was a big deal. Until the fall of 2019, Rowan had to eat a packed lunch every day because her celiac disease requires a gluten-free diet.

A World of Opportunities for Michael

When Michael was an infant, his mother noticed something wasn’t right with the way he nursed. He had a heart condition. Care from Children’s National Hospital helped put Michael on a path to a great future, despite his challenges.

Group Therapy Helps Sloane at School and Home

Sloane is a talented, social child. She also has autism. When isolation during the pandemic made it hard for her to relate to her peers, a social communication group at Children’s National Hospital helped get back to making, and keeping, friends. It also helped her family enjoy time together more.

Lifesaving Care for Bryan Close to Home

Bryan had vision troubles and his family was shocked to learn he had a brain tumor. After nearly six months of care at Children’s National Hospital, the teen is cancer-free and excited to begin high school. 

Fast-Moving Research Boosts Maddie Hope and Health

Cheryl’s daughter Maddie has a difficult-to-diagnose rare disease. She has lived life in and out of the hospital. Doctors and researchers at Children's National Rare Disease Institute gave Maddie hope for a bright future.

Healing a Child’s Brain

Dr. Elizabeth Wells is tackling one of neuroscience’s biggest challenges: immune disorders that attack the brain or central nervous system. The Neuro-Immunology Program at Children’s National Hospital advances diagnostics, care and research for kids facing these complex conditions.

Scientific Research Gives Hope

Kimberly Chapman, M.D., Ph.D., has been fascinated by genetics for most of her life. As a physician-scientist at Children’s National Hospital, she uses her scientific knowledge, experience, curiosity and empathy to make life better for children.

Mental Health Care in the Places Families Trust

The community’s voice is vital to successfully address the deepening mental health crisis that’s gripping America. Dr. Lee Beers is working alongside families, colleagues and partners to bring high-quality mental health care to a place kids know and trust: their doctor’s office.

Leading the World in Colorectal Solutions for Children

Dr. Marc Levitt is a world-renowned pediatric colorectal surgeon. At Children’s National Hospital, he puts his remarkable skills to use in pursuit of a single, simple vision: to let kids be kids.

Helping Teens Enjoy Life and Succeed

Dr. Adelaide Robb is Chief of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children’s National Hospital. She and her team focus on improving mental health helping patients and their families solve problems, get through challenges and develop resilience.

Pediatric Discoveries Start with Teamwork, Leadership and Diversity

Dr. Vittorio Gallo leads a Children’s National Hospital research team that focuses on the newborn brain. It’s part of a larger multi-disciplinary team that uses science to improve the lives of children and families.

Finding a Path Forward for Isabel

Isabel had a rare form of cancer. Compassionate care and support at Children's National made it possible for her to get back to the things she loves — including bike riding, singing and going to Kindergarten.

A “Double Miracle” Repairs Jocelyn’s Heart

Jocelyn is an energetic second grader who loves lacrosse and Girl Scouts. She has a bright future, thanks to two lifesaving heart surgeries nearly eight years apart at Children’s National Hospital.

Justin’s “Happy Place”

For years, Brainy Camps of Children’s National has been the bright spot of Justin’s summer. He has epilepsy, autism and ADHD. The program helps kids with a variety of conditions enjoy their vacation time and make new friends.