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Our Tiny Miracle

Sebby weighed only 15 ounces at birth. Care at Children’s National helped him grow up to be a kid who is healthy, strong and loves the playground.

Canine Compassion for Kids

Sprout is the newest addition to the facility dog team at Children’s National Hospital. These calm, highly trained dogs spread joy and comfort to kids, families and staff. They also help with procedures and therapies to get kids back to being kids faster.

Cutting-edge Care Offers Teddy Independence and a Brighter Future

For several years, Teddy’s epilepsy and severe seizures kept him from attending in-person school and hanging out at friends’ houses. Cutting-edge neurosurgery at Children’s National Hospital gave Teddy his life back and allowed him to achieve his biggest dream: getting his driver’s license.

Care That Changed a Lifetime

When Tyler was born, he received complex, lifesaving surgery from Dr. Kurt Newman, now Children’s National President and CEO. Twenty-one more surgeries would follow. Tyler, now 32, says care from Dr. Newman and his team gave him a healthier, happy life.

Healthy Moms, Healthier Babies

U’nek Clark is a perinatal behavioral health specialist at Children’s National Hospital. She provides mental health care to new moms and helps families build stronger foundations. Good maternal mental health before, during and after pregnancy, she says, can help a family thrive for generations.

Meeting Impossible Challenges, One Heartbeat at a Time

Dr. Yves d’Udekem leads innovative work at the Children’s National Heart Institute to solve the puzzles related to complex congenital heart conditions. He imagines solutions, tests them and brings them to life to make sure that “every baby and every family has the best care in the world.”

Art that Comforts and Helps Heal

Emmy’s beautiful art, on display at Children’s National Hospital, has played a powerful role her life and healing.

Helping Zariyah Heal

Before Zariyah was born, imaging showed that her kidneys were not functioning properly. Doctors at Children’s National ― and a loving aunt who donated a kidney ― helped Zariyah grow into a happy, healthy child.

Understanding the Developing Brain Leads to Healthier Babies

When she was pregnant with Immanuel, Alisha joined a research study exploring the impact of stress, anxiety and depression on babies in utero. She contributed to science and improved her mental health, which helped her bond with her son after he was born.

A Three-year Milestone for Bella

Soon after Bella was born, doctors discovered a rare brain disorder that causes constant seizures. A pioneering procedure developed by Children’s National Hospital stopped her seizures. Today, Bella is a healthy preschooler.

Illuminating a Path to Early Mental Health

Child psychiatrist Bhavin Dave helps lead one of the country’s longest-running pediatric mental health programs. The Early Childhood Behavioral Health Program at Children’s National Hospital supports some of our youngest patients with therapeutic interventions to help them lead healthier lives.

Heartfelt Care

Cardiac care from our hospital helps Eliott keep his heart healthy. Family-focused care changed life for his whole family.

Brain Tumor Research Helps Save Frederico’s Life

Frederico is 15 and loves school, reading and travel. Cancer research helped save his life after a devastating brain tumor diagnosis when he was 9.

Love and Light in the Bunny Mellon Healing Garden

Kala and Alfredo always wanted to get married with all three of their children present. A compassionate staff at Children’s National made that possible on a beautiful day in our Healing Garden.

Expert Care for a Heart Warrior

Jameson was born with a heart defect – and a special plan. His birth hospital immediately transferred him to our cardiac intensive care unit. Treatment allowed doctors to delay his surgery until he was older and stronger. “As terrified as we were, we knew were in good hands,” says mom Amanda. “They always listened to us, answered our many questions and put us at ease.”