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For kids who can't be home for the holidays, First Lady brings cheer to Children’s National Hospital


On Tuesday, December 15, First Lady Mrs. Trump visited Children’s National Hospital. The First Lady visits are an annual tradition that dates back more than 70 years to Bess Truman, who stopped by to see families who weren't able to spend their holidays at home. During this year's visit, the First Lady read "Oliver the Ornament Meets Marley & Joan and Abby" by author Todd Zimmerman to a small group of socially-distanced patients who gathered in front of a Christmas tree in the hospital atrium.   

The First Lady also visited the Children’s National Seacrest Studios, where she played two rounds of holiday bingo with children. Thanks to technology within the studio, the games were broadcast to the hospital’s 323 inpatient rooms allowing some patients to play along and speak with the First Lady during the games.

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