Thursday, February 12, 2009

Caps' Wives Bring Smiles to Children's National Medical Center

Dee Steckel and Slapshot help make valentines arts and crafts with patients at Children’s National Medical Center.

While Hockey Mom was celebrating the twins' 13th birthday today, Slapshot and several of the fabulous Capital's wives were busy spreading smiles to the young patients at Children's National Medical Center. The Children's National Medical Center is a place near and dear to the Capitals organization and the team usually makes a few visits each year to help raise funds and brighten the day for the children. Today marked the first of two visits the Capitals will make to Children’s National Medical Center this month. Capitals players will also visit the hospital Tuesday, Feb. 17, to play video games with the patients.

Sasha Bradley, Rachel Fehr, Dee Steckel and Krystal Stotz made valentines, Hula-Hooped and danced with the patients. “We are out here having fun with the kids,” said Rachel Fehr, wife of Capitals forward Eric Fehr. “It’s nice to come out here and play with the children. We are having as much fun as they are.”

Children’s National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding children’s hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nation’s children for more than 130 years, Children’s National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

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