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The Gift of Life After Cancer

Kai first came to Children’s National Hospital when pain in his legs got so bad he couldn’t walk. A bone health specialist and orthopaedic surgeon made sure he got the right diagnosis: Kai had leukemia. After more than two years of care and support, he’s now cancer free.

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.

Helping Dottie Grow Up Gracefully

A rare genetic condition doesn’t keep Dottie from lighting up every room. With expert care for her whole family, navigating the unknown becomes a little less scary.

Leading the Charge for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Dr. Cora-Bramble brings expertise and vision to a vital role as Children's National Hospital's first-ever chief diversity officer. “A servant-leadership style is what I live by,” she says. This leadership model prioritizes community and the contributions, growth and suc­cess of others.

Christopher Defies Odds and Plans for Prom

After surgery for a brain tumor before he was 2, Christopher’s future was uncertain. Today, he’s a Special Olympics gold medalist who wins friends wherever he goes.

Helping Lyla Run for Touchdowns

Lyla is a middle school athlete who plays travel flag football, basketball and soccer. Since she was 4, care providers at Children’s National Hospital have helped make sure that cystic fibrosis doesn’t get in the way of her game.

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.

Hope for a Healthy Serena

A devastating fetal cardiology evaluation left Valerie and Roy feeling hopeless and confused about their baby’s future. They sought out additional care at Children’s National Hospital’s Prenatal Cardiology Program, where specialty care and expertise reassured the family. Today, Serena is a healthy and happy toddler.

Saving Vincent’s Life

Vincent was a tiny newborn when he suffered a ruptured aneurysm. Quick thinking, emergency surgery and compassionate care at Children’s National Hospital saved his life.

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.

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.