Healing Garden Rendering 1

From a press release:

“Children being treated at Children’s National Health System will soon have a way to enjoy fresh air and inspiring views of the nation’s capital, as construction has begun on a 7,200-square-foot outdoor Healing Garden. A multi-million-dollar gift from the estate of the late D.C. philanthropist and horticulturalist Rachel “Bunny” Lambert Mellon, and generous gifts from Heather and Andy Florance and the employees of CoStar Group have enabled design and construction to begin on the garden, which will be called the “Bunny Mellon Healing Garden Dedicated to the First Ladies of the United States.”

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More details after the jump (more…)

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Photos courtesy Children’s National

From Children’s:

“Flo Rida spent time today with patients at Children’s National Health System, in the new Seacrest Studios. He was interviewed by patients in our Seacrest Studios, took photos, and signed autographs for children. I’m including some photos if you’d like to post any. Photo credit: Preston Keres/Children’s National Health System

Seacrest Studios is a 920 sq. ft., state-of-the-art multimedia broadcast studio located inside the Main Atrium.  The studio broadcasts entertainment programming throughout the hospital and provides a creative, interactive experience for our patients.”

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First Lady Michelle Obama, accompanied by first dogs, Bo and Sunny, visited Children’s National for an annual holiday visit with patients and families, Dec. 14, 2015. Mrs. Obama read the classic ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ and answered questions from children about her family’s holiday traditions. (Photo by Preston Keres/Children's National)

First Lady Michelle Obama, accompanied by first dogs, Bo and Sunny, visited Children’s National for an annual holiday visit with patients and families, Dec. 14, 2015. Mrs. Obama read the classic ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ and answered questions from children about her family’s holiday traditions. (Photo by Preston Keres/Children’s National)

From an email:

“First Lady Michelle Obama visited the Children’s National Health System in DC today. Mrs. Obama toured the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders and read the holiday classic ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas to patients and families in the hospital’s Main Atrium. She was escorted by two patients, Stephen Orzechowski of Petworth, and Luna Fera of Silver Spring, Md.”


Photo by Preston Keres/Children’s National

More from a press release:

“First Lady Michelle Obama visited patients and families today at Children’s National Health System, accompanied by family dogs, Bo and Sunny.

Mrs. Obama began her visit by cheering up children and their families in the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. Many of these children are in the hospital for extended periods as they are treated for cancer and blood diseases such as sickle cell disease or have recently received bone marrow transplants. (more…)