Advocacy Day 2009
Patients and families from children's hospitals across the country traveled to Washington, DC during the week of June 15, 2009 to advocate on behalf of their hospitals as part of the fifth annual National Association for Children's Hospitals (N.A.C.H.) Family Advocacy Day.
Lawmakers in Washington, DC received first-hand information about the impact of All Children's care from patients Alexandra, Zoe and Cole Rogers (along with parents Kristen & Mitchell), who participated in Family Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill. This annual event, hosted by N.A.C.H. brings children's hospital representatives and patient families to the nation's capitol to highlight legislative issues that matter to kids -- making sure that national health reform legislation includes affordable health insurance coverage for all children.
Nine-year old Alexandra and five-year old Zoe have suffered from asthma since they were toddlers. Eight-month old Cole spent a week in All Children's ICU as an infant due to RSV infection. The Rogers credit their children's ability to live life to their full potential to the continuing care they receive at All Children's Hospital. They want to be sure all children have access to the same excellent care their children received if they should need it.
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