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Cate's Story

In April 2020, Cate had a seizure and needed help from our Emergency Department. Even among so many fears and unknowns about COVID-19, you made sure she got expert, compassionate care.
Cate P.
Cate’s mom and dad, Lindsay and Michael, weren’t sure what to expect from a hospital visit during a pandemic. They quickly realized their daughter was in the best possible place.

“We have always had trust in our team at Children’s National,” Michael says. “Each person there treated us with kindness, compassion and professionalism. Masks and gloves were available and staff did a great job explaining the safety process.” 

Cate was tested for the virus in our Emergency Department, received treatment for the seizure and — after a second negative test for COVID-19 — sent home.

Lindsay is grateful for all the ways you’ve stepped up to care for her family. She says, “When we weren’t sure if Cate would live last year, my mother told me to take care of myself for my older children. I wasn’t sure if I could. Cate’s team saved her, but they also saved us as parents and preserved the lives of our two other children. Children’s National saved a family.”

Childhood illness didn’t take a break during the pandemic. Thanks to you, neither did we. Your continued generosity helps us deliver the best possible care, even in uncertain times. Thank you. We’re 150 years stronger because of you.