What patients and families need to know
First Lady Visit, 2017
On December 7, 2017, First Lady Melania Trump visited patients, families and staff members at Children's National to spread holiday cheer. With Santa Claus by her side, the First Lady read her favorite Christmas story, "The Polar Express," and answered questions from children. First Lady visits to Children's National are a tradition dating back to Bess Truman, who stopped by to see families who weren't able to spend their holidays at home.