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Michael's Story

Michael was a young sports fan who loved nothing more than cheering for his favorite teams. But when he was a toddler, he was sidelined by a condition that paralyzed his vocal cords. Here’s how you proved to be his MVP.…



Nayeli's Story

When Liz tested positive for the Zika virus, she was four months pregnant. She feared the worst. Then she turned to Children’s National Hospital. From the Zika virus to COVID-19, here’s how you help our experts stay ahead of crisis… 

Noemi's Story

When doctors at a DC-area hospital diagnosed Noemi, a tiny preemie, with a life-threatening intestinal disease, Noemi’s parents worried they might lose her. Could expert pediatric care at Children’s National save her life?

Nurse Egypt's Story

As a Children’s School Services nurse, Egypt knows how to recognize a child’s mental health crisis. See how you and Egypt provide the expert care and compassion that help children cope. 

Nurse Kristen's Story

It’s no secret that it takes a special person to care for sick kids. Kristen Whewell, BSN, RN, CPN gives her all to care for our brave young patients. Along the way, she gets to see your generosity at work. She says she feels lucky to witness such amazing moments of hope and healing.

Rell's Story

Rell, a victim of gun violence, arrived in our trauma bay with nine gunshot wounds to his head, chest and abdomen. Read on for the amazing moment you helped make possible and see what happened next.

Reuben's Story

Strength had never been a problem for Reuben. The teen athlete was powerhouse. But when four concussions in a span of two years caught up with him, Reuben needed to summon a strength of spirit. Here’s how you helped…

Riley's Story

Cancer doesn’t stop for the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to you, Riley’s treatment didn’t either. And recently, his family got the best news possible...  

A Worried Mother's Story

Shannon has three children with special needs. Sometimes, making the trip to the hospital is impossible. But thanks to you, her kids can still get the care they need …

Sasha's Story

The promise of adopting a dog — combined with your generous support — gave Sasha the strength she needed to fight for her life. See why her story of strength is a love story!

Tatiana's Story

Tatiana, a young athlete, didn’t let being an amputee hold her back. But severe pain put her on the sidelines. Here’s how you gave her hope, strength and an amazing opportunity.

Taylor's Story

One year ago, the pandemic derailed this medical student’s plans to train in the clinic. See how Taylor responded by helping kids and families, and how you made it possible.

Tory's Story

Tory became sick with a life-threatening illness when she was just 2 years old. See why her mom says her team "gave her life back to her,” and what their care inspired her to do ...

Vinny's Story

When Courtney was 30 weeks pregnant, she went to her doctor for a routine prenatal appointment. She quickly realized something was wrong. 
The ultrasound tech called in a co-worker and then the doctor. The news was not good. They immediately referred Courtney to the Fetal Medicine Institute at Children’s National.


Brayden's Story

Upon initial assessment at Children’s National, Brayden was deemed a strong candidate for a new pediatric cancer study that would monitor tumor growth in lieu of formal treatment such as radiation and chemotherapy.