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For sick children, it's almost like home

There's room at the Children's Inn for families

November 26, 1999
Web posted at: 12:43 p.m. EST (1743 GMT)

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VideoCNN's Wolf Blitzer reports on the inn available for children and their families while patients go through medical treatment at the National Institutes of Health.
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BETHESDA, Maryland (CNN) -- Children's Inn doesn't sound like the name of a medical center. But the suburban Washington facility is where young Arielle Anacker stays while she undergoes treatment for a rare form of cancer.

The 37-room inn, funded partially by the federal government but run mostly by volunteers and donations, houses out-of-town families so they can stay together -- and not in hotels -- while children receive experimental therapies.

It's a home-like setting that provides calm amid sickness and worry.



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