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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.
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 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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Zoie By: Lisa
Zoie's story begins on a few days before her third birthday when she fell on the playground. After brushing herself off, she got right back up and continued playing. But two weeks later when the swelling on her left side didn't go down, "the whirlwind" began.
In February 2011, a mother finally got the answer she needed to stop the tormenting stomach pains-mystery her daughter had it was celiac disease (CD). Seven-year-old Lauren recounts her first symptoms, "I had stomach aches and I was really tired. Also, I didn't grow a lot."