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Karter was diagnosed with Leukemia at 16 months old. His big sister Khloe, just 4 years old at the time, sacrificed a lot while her baby brother received treatment at Children’s National Hospital. While many days were lonely, Karter and his sister always found happiness in the Art Room.

Sometimes healthy siblings are overlooked but the Art Therapists always made Khloe feel special, honored and cherished. When Ms. Jane heard that Khloe's mom and brother had to be in the hospital during her pre-school graduation, she organized a surprise diploma ceremony and festooned the Art Room with a big banner and decorations. Seeing Khloe smile that special day was something her family will never forget.

Karter is officially 2 years Cancer-Free and Khloe -- now 7 -- loves having her brother home but also reuniting with friends in the Art Room when they go for check ups. Their Mom says, "the Art Room will forever be a sacred place for both kids because they always felt safe and full of love."

Khloe and Karter's other favorite memory of the Art Room was the many trips they took with their friend Mason. No matter the age difference between Mason, Karter and Khloe- they always found a way to create fun animals with model magic, paint the best forts, and color the most magical pictures. The memories with Mason are even more cherished now after losing Mason to ALL in March of 2018. Both Khloe and Karter feel closest to Mason when they were in the Art Room and were reminded of the memories they shared each visit.
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4 days ago

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A young adult patient came to clinic following a long day of medical tests. It was quiet as MedStar Georgetown University Hospital activity was winding down. She asked to make slime as a way to relax, and before long was joined by nurses, pharmacists, social workers all creating a soothing rainbow of colors." ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

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More from our alumni -- Sophia is a 17-year old junior at The Field School in Washington, DC. We met her when she was a 1-year old being treated at Children’s National Hospital. Even at that young age, the art room was the refuge she looked forward to visiting. Today, she volunteers her time to give back to other children going through what she dealt with. She also works in a lab where they're training t-cell specimens to fight cancer. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

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Through our grant to @HJFMilMedicine we make a real difference for the children of service members being treated at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. ... See MoreSee Less

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Our mission is to ensure that the children and families we serve are emotionally equipped to fight their disease as actively as possible and prepared for the time when they are cancer free.

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