Bethesda, Md. (WUSA) -- When one child in a family suffers a life-threatening accident or illness the others may feel left out. It isn't always an easy road for the "healthy sibling."
The staff at the National Institute of Health started a program held each year, that recognizes kids, who can sometimes feel overlooked
This summer, a lively group of youngsters put on gloves and scrubs for a medical odyssey through the massive Clinical Center at NIH.
They're the siblings of children getting cutting-edge treatment and on this day, they learn about analyzing lab samples. What it feels like inside an MRI machine and they visit what can be one of the most imposing places of all, the operating room.
The idea of this event is to de-mystify some of the procedures their sick brothers and sisters face.
Konner Koch tells us "I just learned a lot about what Karly has to go through all the time."