Our kids

Children, parents, and their stories are what Children's National Medical Center is all about. Read more "Our Kids", patient stories from Children's National Medical Center.  

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When Brooke's family returned from vacation last July, dad Chris described them as just a "a normal family returning from a family vacation.

"Little did we know, in a matter of days, our "normal" world would change. Brooke had bloodwork for a rash, and the next day started a month-long hospital stay that would be the first of four. In November, we were admitted to Children's National to start the bone marrow transplant process."


  Brooke's family tells their story in this video.


Ian McNeely

When Ian was flown by helicopter from the local emergency room to Children's National, his family's lives changed dramatically. "We were given a diagnosis of severe coarcation of the aorta," says his mom Danielle. "Our little boy was extremely ill, and not yet strong enough to undergo surgery. But along with this frightening diagnosis, we were also given hope."

Ian's mom tells her son's story in the video below:



Ryan Cole

weighed less than two pounds when he was born. He was less than a foot long, and his biggest toe was the size of a Tic Tac ®. For the first 94 days of his life, Ryan slept in an incubator in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Children's National. His dad Eric created this emotionally powerful video to tell his son's story:



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