Children’s Wisconsin made local and national news on Wednesday, Dec. 15, when First Lady Jill Biden, Ed.D., visited our Milwaukee campus to meet with some of the victims of the Waukesha Christmas Parade tragedy and the Children’s Wisconsin staff who cared for them, as well as with kids who received their COVID-19 vaccine.
She brought with her Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff and U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, along with a message of gratitude and hope. While Children’s Wisconsin has welcomed dignitaries of all political parties throughout its history, this was the first ever visit by a First Lady.
The First Lady learned more about our comprehensive vaccination efforts, which included a vaccination clinic on the Milwaukee campus, and she even played games with kids who had just received their shot. Her message focused on the resiliency of our Children’s Wisconsin staff, the parade victims, and the entire Waukesha community, as well as encouraging families to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
The following stories highlight some of the local and national news coverage of their visit: