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Quotes from children and families about The Inn:

  • “Thank you for bringing us in and letting us feel comfortable in knowing that we’re safe here and that we have a home and something to look forward to,” Parys says. “You just feel good here [at The Inn].”
  • “When she is here at The Children’s Inn, we feel that she is more healthy,” Muna’s mom says. “She’s more active, more happy. She feels that she can do everything. She’s walking longer distances; she’s doing a lot of things – activities that are sometimes difficult to do at home.”
  • “Everybody is so nice here,” Avery’s mom, Julie, says about The Inn. “We’ve met several families we’ve become close to. It’s like our own little family here. It’s comforting even though we’re far from our home. It helps.”
  • “One of the wonderful things about The Children’s Inn is we have met so many families who also have children with Niemann-Pick,” Sue says. “You share dinner with them. You share your story; and it’s just life-changing to have this support. We are so grateful to the donors, the staff, the volunteers, everybody involved in The Children’s Inn. If we didn’t have The Children’s Inn, I don’t know how we would do this.”
  • “The Inn means a lot of things – it’s a stress relief,” a grateful Jules says. “It alleviates that burden of paying for a hotel or finding a place to live. The shuttles help, the food, down to the tooth brushes and deodorant. The field trips – everything plays a role in being able to do this transplant. I would like to thank the staff of The Children’s Inn and, most importantly, the donors who make The Children’s Inn possible. It makes the world a better place.”
  • “Doctors at the National Institutes of Health are really nice …  best doctors you’ll ever meet,” Xavier says. “And here at The Children’s Inn, it’s a really, really nice place to be. Thank you, Children’s Inn, for providing us with a shelter and for making for a good visit.”
  • “Having The Inn made a huge difference,” Noah’s mom says. “I wish everyone could experience what a life changer it is for the families. I don’t know what we would do if we didn’t have it.”
  • “When I’m at home and Danielle is here, I know she’s in good hands,” Danielle’s mom says. “The Children’s Inn lets me feel like I have hope. I love everybody, and I know that they love us. And I want to thank them so much.”
  • “If you are feeling down, here you can bring yourself up,” Amber’s dad says. “There are people who are going through the same thing as we are. There is food for us. The Inn’s supporters make it easy for families – like we’re at home. For Amber, The Children’s Inn feels like family.”

The Inn & the NIH

Our partnership with the NIH NIH Clinical Center website


Quote on our partnership with NIH:

  • “The Children’s Inn is a remarkable and inspiring organization that gives children and their families a supportive environment to help reduce the burden of their illness and provides them with the comforts of home. Together, we work tirelessly to make a positive difference in their lives.” – NIH Director Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD

Media resources and assets

Inn media contacts:

Sonja Luecke [email protected] 901-340-1975
Fox Deatry [email protected] 310-739-5117
Fern Stone [email protected] 301-451-9453
  • News releases (click “press releases” on this page to sort)
  • In the news – recent media stories (click “other news” on this page to sort)
  • Boiler plate:
    • ABOUT THE CHILDREN’S INN: The Children’s Inn at NIH is a private nonprofit with the mission to provide “a place like home” for children and their families participating in pediatric research at the Clinical Center of the world-renowned National Institutes of Health. The Inn reduces families’ burden of illness through free lodging and therapeutic and recreational activities as well as educational support to children. Since opening in 1990, more than 14,300 families from all 50 states and 94 countries have found a second home at The Inn. As a partner in discovery and care with the NIH, The Inn strives for the day when no family endures the heartbreak of a seriously ill child. For more information about The Inn, visit


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