Clinical Center News
December 2023 / January 2024

Pediatric patients welcome Washington Commanders

Pediatric patient meets NFL players
Players from the Washington Commanders received autographed paintings from 8-year-old pediatric patient, Ryan Petty.

NFL athletes from the Washington Commanders took a time out from football to huddle with pediatric patients staying in 1NW. The players, including Mason Brooks, Casey Toohill, Efe Obada, James Smith-Williams and Antonio Gibson, good naturedly debated with the youngsters about who their favorite team should be. They also handed out Washington Commanders team gift bags - which the patients were grateful to receive.

During the Washington Commanders visit to the NIH campus, they also visited The Children’s Inn where they spent the afternoon painting pumpkins and decorating cookies with the families staying there.

- Yvonne Hylton

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