My son, Tristan, is working on a school project to raise money and collect donations for the Children's Inn at the National Institutes of Health. When he started his research for the project, he really wanted to help seriously ill people participating in important medical research. When he researched The Children's Inn at the National Institutes of Health, he knew he wanted to help. The Children’s Inn at NIH is a residential “Place Like Home’’ for families with children participating in leading-edge research studies at the National Institutes of Health. Many families are not able to pay for extended stays at a hotel while their child is receiving treatment. The Inn is a place families can stay and be near their child. Families travel to the NIH from all over the world because conventional treatments have failed to have sufficient impact on their children’s illnesses—life-threatening and debilitating diseases such as heart, lung, blood, bone, and growth disorders, mental illness, rare genetic conditions, many forms of cancer, and undiagnosed diseases. In many instances, coming to the NIH is a last, best hope for successful treatment or a cure.