Children's in DC, Family Advocacy Day recap

Children’s Hospital Boston representatives recently returned from Washington, DC, after a whirlwind trip to the Capitol for Family Advocacy Day. The group of medical professionals and Children’s families met with lawmakers on Capitol Hill to discuss how public policy shapes pediatrics, and in turn those whose lives are touched by pediatric treatments.

Here are some highlights from their trip, as taken from childrensindc.wordpress.com, a blog that chronicles Children’s involvement in this exciting annual event.

Dr. Rosen poses for a picture with Senator Leahy, Zeb and his parents, and Amy DeLong
Dr. Rosen (right) poses for a picture with Senator Leahy, Zeb and his parents, and Amy DeLong

Celebrating our DC experience : Dennis Rosen, MD, shares his thoughts on how meeting with legislators gave him a greater appreciation and respect for the way democracy functions in this country.

Raising our voices in Washington: Amy DeLong, Federal Government Relations Manager of Children’s Child Advocacy Network, recapped meetings with Senators Brown, Sanders and Leahy and Representatives McGovern and Welch.

Zeb with family
Zeb with family

Summing up Family Advocacy Day and Zeb’s thoughts mid-day: briefly summarize a kid’s perspective of what it was like to share their pediatric stories with such important people.

Check out childrensindc.wordpress.com for these stories and more about Children’s doctors, staff and families in DC.