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Tireless, Loving Care for Orlin

MJ’s world caved in when she learned her baby would be born with a serious congenital heart defect. Orlin would need immediate cardiac catheterization, then heart surgery and loads of tender, loving care at Children's National Hospital to grow up stronger. 

Dr. Mulkey's Story

Our prenatal and neonatal neurologist Dr. Sarah Mulkey is devoted to learning how  research of babies’ brains can help predict their future health and well-being. She’s studying young children whose moms tested positive for COVID-19 while pregnant. “Unless we look for answers, we might miss them."

Shelter for José’s Family

As a social worker at Children's National Hospital, Corrin Halter helps families navigate difficult situations.

Cannon’s Story

Laurie first saw a Children’s National prenatal specialist when she was 28 weeks pregnant. Difficult news followed—her son Cannon would need lifesaving surgery soon after birth. The good news? Children’s National would be there every step of the way.

Key’Monie’s Story

Key’Monie, age 7, has been a patient at our hospital since she was a newborn. Her mom Kristina was also a Children’s National patient. She says, “Children’s National has brought the best possible pediatric care to our neighborhood, and that means a lot.”

Seizing the Day

Reese had her first seizure at age 5. Neurologists at Children’s National Hospital have helped control her seizures and build her confidence, so she can enjoy life to the fullest.

Compassionate Care Makes a Difference

Rayne needed emergency surgery after a piece of artwork fell and punctured her skull. Learn how she made a full recovery, thanks to support from her family and her Children’s National team.

A Community of Care

Ny’Chelle was born a tiny preemie and faced many health risks. Thanks to care at Children's National Hospital, today she loves to run and laugh and chase her big brothers.

Helping When Families Need it Most

Nikki came to work at Children’s National Hospital nearly 20 years ago at our welcome desk. Her dad suggested she do two things every day: make people smile and make others’ lives a little easier. “I seized every opportunity to make a difference,” she says.

Keeping Hope in Sight at Children’s National

Negar was shocked and alone when her son was born early, in an unfamiliar country. Compassionate care at Children’s National helped her learn to care for her son and herself.

Bringing Baby Mariana Home

Eleven-year-old Gabriela tells the story of how Children’s National Hospital helped her baby sister Mariana grow up stronger — from being in the NICU to learning ballet.

Powerful Care

Liz tested positive for the Zika virus when she was four months pregnant with Nayeli, but couldn't find answers about how the disease would impact her unborn baby. Our Congenital Zika Program helped.

Caring for King’s Whole Family

Life with autism can sometimes be challenging for the whole family. Our Psychology and Behavioral Health team has helped King’s family get busy enjoying life.

Dajasha’s Story

Dajasha is a second-generation Children’s National patient. Her mom, Christena, brings Dajasha to us for primary, specialty and emergency care. Despite having asthma and alopecia, she is happy and healthy, says Christena. “She’s always on the go — talking, moving and exploring, just like a kid should be.”

The Power of Pets

Allison Proctor’s job at Children’s National Hospital involves a lot of puppy love. She’s building a program to help children grow up stronger with the help of special four-legged friends.