Hope for Henry is reinventing how hospitals care for seriously ill children and their families through innovative programs that entertain, reduce stress and empower children to be active participants in their own care. Founded in 2003 and led by social innovator, patient advocate and author Laurie Strongin, Hope for Henry has served more than 16,000 children at Children's National Medical Center and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC, Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, and other hospitals around the country.
Hope for Henry honors the legacy of Henry Strongin Goldberg, a Washington, DC resident who died at age seven of a rare, fatal disease.
Laurie Strongin is founder and CEO of the Washington, DC-based Hope for Henry Foundation. Laurie’s work with Hope for Henry and the memoir she published, “Saving Henry,” have placed her at the forefront of supporting the rights of patients and their families and the responsible use of new medical technologies.
Laurie’s advocacy has led her to service on the nation’s preeminent science policy and bioethics panels – including her participation on the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Ethical and Social Policy Considerations of Novel Techniques for Prevention of Maternal Transmission of Mitochondrial DNA Diseases. Her activism has produced op-eds in national newspapers; appearances on television and radio; collaborations with Congressional leadership; and recognition from the White House. An in-demand inspirational speaker, Laurie has been featured as a People magazine “Heroes Among Us” and was the subject of profiles in the USA Today and the Washington Post.
Hi! My name is Carolyn, I am the Program Director at Hope for Henry. Before becoming the program director, I was a Child Life Specialist at Duke University Medical Center and Children's National Medical Center.
Few Fun Facts About Me:
- Most Likely To: Doodle
- Least Favorite Food: Split Pea Soup (ew!)
- Favorite Sports Team: Green Bay Packers
- Pick Any Superpower: Becoming Invisible
See you later alligator!