First Lady’s gift brings ‘a touch of spring joy’ to patients, families and employees at Children’s National Hospital

Hospital shares commemorative Easter eggs from cancelled White House Easter Egg Roll with staff and families over Easter weekend

April 13, 2020

White House Easter eggs

WASHINGTON – An unexpected gift of colorful wooden Easter eggs from First Lady Melania Trump and the White House Historical Association brightened the holiday weekend for patients and employees at Children’s National Hospital. 

“We are extremely grateful for the thoughtfulness and generosity of Mrs. Trump and our friends at the White House Historical Association,” says Kathleen Gorman, M.S.N., R.N., F.A.A.N., executive vice president for patient care services and chief operating officer at Children’s National. “Especially now, when everyone feels a bit isolated, these acts of kindness help families with a child in the hospital and our health care team feel a sense of connection with the community beyond our walls.” 

The commemorative pastel-colored wooden eggs, originally created for the 2020 White

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