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Years of care make a world of difference for Md. teen

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Colbe Henderson and his family know all too well how important the care provided at Children's National Health System is to so many young lives. He's 16 now, but the doctors and nurses at Children's have been caring for Colbe since he was 5 weeks old. 

Colbe's relationship with Children's started very early in life when he was diagnosed with sickle cell disease.  Then, when he was only 4, Colbe had a massive stroke and lost all strength in the right side of his body.  

As a result, he underwent two years of physical and speech therapy. He had to learn to walk and run again.
Years later, Colbe is thriving. He attends Chelsea School in Hyattsville, which specializes in preparing students with language-based differences prepare for college and a lifetime of learning. His family lives in Bowie, Md. and his dad is the principal at Kenilworth Elementary School.

To support last year's Race for Every Child, Colbe's family raised money through the D.C. chapter of the Top Ladies of Distinction, a service organization that also focuses on sickle cell disease. This year, the Henderson family plans to walk in the race with Dr. Ross Fasano's team, Sickle Trotters.

Want to help kids just like Colbe?  There IS something you can do!  Volunteers are STILL needed for this year's Race for Every Child! If you're available to help out on Saturday, September 13, CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

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