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Moms of hospitalized children in DC receive special Mother’s Day gifts
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Moms of hospitalized children in DC receive special Mother’s Day gifts

Some moms who have children in the hospital this Mother’s Day got a special breakfast and celebration from a local organization looking to make their stay a little easier. “I personally spent two and a half years in the hospital with my own son, many years ago. And so I feel like I understand what...

May 11, 2020May 11, 2020
Pediatric unit at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital celebrates moms
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Pediatric unit at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital celebrates moms

There’s extra pressure on moms this year, especially those moms whose kids are hospitalized with long-term illnesses. But an organization that supports those families called Hope for Henry made sure that moms were celebrated for Mother’s Day, even inside hospital walls. Hope For Henry provided bags of gifts and breakfast for mothers at Medstar Georgetown...

May 11, 2020May 11, 2020
Teens raise $3,000 to buy brunch for medical professionals
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Teens raise $3,000 to buy brunch for medical professionals

Edward Ross, president of Hope for Henry’s teen board at Cleveland Clinic Children’s, and nine peers on his board raised $3,000 to buy brunch for the hospital’s doctors and nurses April 22. Edward, 16, who has served as president since he started the teen board in 2017, started the endeavor after having to cancel the...

May 8, 2020May 8, 2020
COVID — 19: Forcing Parents to Make Impossible Choices
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COVID — 19: Forcing Parents to Make Impossible Choices

Each year more than 3 million children are hospitalized in the United States. If your child is diagnosed — or suspected of having — COVID19, only one parent can stay in the hospital. Who would you choose, you or your spouse? What if you are a single parent with other children at home? What if...

March 25, 2020March 25, 2020
The Washington Capitals Join Pediatric Patients for Holiday Fun
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The Washington Capitals Join Pediatric Patients for Holiday Fun

The Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals lifted holiday spirits during the team’s annual December visit to patients at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. The team, alongside mascot Slapshot, arrived by bus to meet children and families, including those spending the holidays in the hospital’s pediatric inpatient units. The Caps also played games, signed autographs and created...

January 3, 2019January 3, 2019
Pepper Pike teen leads Hope for Henry board
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Pepper Pike teen leads Hope for Henry board

Edward Ross had heart surgery at the Cleveland Clinic when he was 3 months old, and ever since, he’s been looking for ways to give back and help others with heart disease. Ross, now 15 and a freshman at Hawken School in Chester Township, is president of the teen board of the Hope for Henry...

November 23, 2018January 23, 2019
Hope for Henry Launches ‘A Room of Their Own’
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Hope for Henry Launches ‘A Room of Their Own’

Hospitals can be a scary place for anyone, especially children. That’s why “Hope for Henry” has made it their mission to make sure children who are really sick still feel like kids… Read More

August 9, 2018January 23, 2019