No one can tell the stories of children’s hospitals better than the patients and families that we serve. Every year, the Children’s Hospital Association hosts Family Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C.

This year, Claire Bevec, from Kenosha, Wis., is taking her story to Washington, D.C. She will join nearly 30 other child patients and their families from across the country to ask Congress to protect health care for children. National health care programs our kids rely on face cuts that would impact access to timely, quality pediatric health care.

Watch the following video to hear Claire tell her story in a letter to first lady Michelle Obama:

Peggy Troy, president and CEO, Children’s Hospital and Health System– Peggy Troy, president and CEO, Children’s Hospital and Health System 

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin serves children and their families from more than 40 locations throughout the state. We offer a range of primary carespecialty care and urgent care services in southeast Wisconsin. In addition, we are one of the state’s leading providers of services for children and families — including foster care and adoptionhealth education and child advocacy.


Why one Kenosha girl is writing a letter to Michelle Obama on behalf of every child in Wisconsin — 5 Comments

  1. Thank you Gerry and Peggy for putting this together and sharing Claire’s message. We are honored to represent CHW and the many families you serve each and every day. Not a day goes by that Claire doesn’t remember “all the children at the children’s hospital” in her prayers. And it’s those prayers that we will take to Washington tomorrow to put into action! We’re grateful for this opportunity to be the voice of so many whose voices are so very small. – The Bevec family

  2. Great job, Claire! We appreciate you and the job you are doing for all families. Good luck in Washington!

  3. Hi Claire – thanks for going to Washington and speaking for kids everywhere. You have a really special message to share and I loved watching your video, especialy about your love of horses. I really hope Mrs. Obama comes to Wisconsin to meet you and attend the dinner!

  4. Love you Claire! Been thinking about you in Washington. I’m with you in Spirit!! XOXOX