Thursday, April 8, 2010

Capitals’ Wives Visit Children’s National Medical Center

Kari Erskine helps decorate a crown with one of the patients at Children’s National Medical Center.

You know the saying "behind every good man is a good woman." Well, nothing could be more true, especially when it comes to the great gals (the wives and girlfriends) behind the on-the-move Washington Capitals players. While their significant others are at the rink or flying from city to city breaking all kinds of franchise records, these energetic women are keeping everything in check at home. While their loved ones are away, they are the ones having to call the plumber for a clogged toilet, going the grocery store, driving the kids to and from their sporting activities, managing work responsibilities - the same daily madness that we all deal with. In addition to juggling their crazy schedules, the Capitals wives and girlfriends always find time to enthusiastically reach out to the community and help those in need. This week the women paid a visit to one of the organization's favorite places - the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

In the second visit the Capitals have made to Children’s National Medical Center this season, the group had a wonderful time making spring-themed arts and craft with many of the hospital's young patients. Angela Corvo, Kari Erskine, Rachel Fehr, Deanne Harefah, Mackenzie Keeley, Aimee Laing, Erin Morrison and Diondra Steckel  helped the children make beautiful crowns, door hangers and headbands to celebrate the arrival of Spring and brighten up their day.

Angela Corvo and Aimee Laing make headbands with patients at Children’s National Medical Center.

“If we can take the kids’ minds off of being in the hospital just for a little bit of the day then we have done our job,” said Rachel Fehr, wife of Caps forward Eric Fehr. Hockey Mom would have to say that by the looks of things, both the kids and adults alike had a fabulous time together and am sending the kids best wishes and hugs of my own!
Children's National Medical Center is a proven leader in the development of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury. Children’s National has been serving the nation's children for 140 years and is ranked among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report and the Leapfrog Group.

1 comment:

Penelope said...

That's awesome. How inspiring!