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Tess and Alexander’s Story

Twins Tess and Alexander had trouble moving their limbs due to cerebral palsy. Innovative treatment by Children’s National has given them and their parents a sense of relief and optimism.

Amanda's Story

A rare bone cancer struck Amanda when she was only 2. Now she’s thriving thanks to the intensive treatment she received at Children’s.


Bennett's Story

Bennett recovered from brain cancer as a 2-year-old thanks to the ability of Children’s National to apply its research to his treatment. Says his mom: “The research behind the care they’re able to give is the difference between surviving and not surviving for a lot of kids.”

Brooke's Story

At age 2, Brooke received a life-saving bone marrow transplant from her 5-year-old sister, Caitlin. With the support of the physicians at Children’s National, Caitlin saved her sister’s life.

Carsten's Story

Carsten required years of treatment to overcome leukemia. He’s used the experience to help give other kids the courage they need for their own battles with cancer.

Charles' Story

The doctors at Children’s National saved Charles’ life after he was hit by a car. His grateful parents found a way to help other children facing similar circumstances.

Ian's Story

An ultrasound during her pregnancy showed Ivy Duke her baby had heart problems. But early intervention at Children's National gave her son, Ian, the ability to lead a normal life.

Saving Lucas

It was hard for Jackie to watch her son endure his three-year treatment for cancer. Today, she is grateful to those she considers family at Children’s National hospital for saving Lucas’ life.

Jaiwen's Story

A diagnosis of bone cancer led to treatment at Children’s National. But Jaiwen and his family always felt comfort and encouragement from his caregivers there.

Jax's Story

An ultrasound showed Jax had a heart condition called tetralogy of Fallot. Fortunately, he was able to be treated by the physician who literally wrote the book on how to repair such hearts.

Rylie's Story

Rylie was diagnosed with leukemia. While she’s had to endure extensive treatment, Children’s National has made sure that she still enjoys the things that other children enjoy.