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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.

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.

Early Mental Health Care Helps Families Stay on Track

Dr. Leandra Godoy is passionate about the power of mental health care for young patients. She says early interventions can help children and families lead healthier, happier lives.

Helping Maddie to Live Life to the Fullest

Maddie is a lively, creative teen who loves to act. Research at Children’s National Hospital helps to ensure that her rare disease doesn’t upstage her big theater plans or her love of life.

Becoming a Pediatric Nurse — A Dream Come True

Maya Kidane had a dream in her heart as an undergraduate at the University of Maryland. She wanted to become a pediatric nurse. The Conway Nursing Pathway Program — created through philanthropy — made that dream a reality.