Maddie Ziegler Dances Her Way Into Patient Hearts

Written by Children's National Intern, Maddie Higgins

Dreams became reality when dance star, Maddie Ziegler stopped by for a visit with Seacrest Studios. Patients from Children’s National Hospital, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Levine Children’s Hospital all joined in to meet her!

DJ Heykay kicked us off by asking Maddie, aka DJ Mad Dogg, about her Dance Moms costars. Maddie talked about how all the original girls are still close and hang out regularly. When asked how she deals with the haters, DJ Mad Dogg ensured that it’s easy to get caught up in what people think about you, however, she always remembers to consider what other people are going through and stay true to herself. Her powerful words touched everyone on the call.

DJ Mad Dogg made all patients part of her world when she told us her favorite Disney Princess. Interestingly, Princess Ariel has always been her number one.

During a game of “This or That”, patients asked a hard-hitting question: TikTok or Instagram? Although she appreciates how funny TikTok is, without hesitation Maddie said she prefers using Instagram. DJ Cici and DJ Pearl agreed that they preferred Instagram as well.

Over in Charlotte, Maddie met her biggest fan Nayeema! Nayeema shared how much she loved watching Maddie on Dance Moms and how her journey throughout the show has inspired her in her own life.

As compelling as her dancing, DJ Mad Dogg captured the hearts of all those tuning in. She didn’t shy away from any questions and made a profound impact on everyone. Her new friends will all be rooting for her as her career continues to blossom. Maddie’s down-to-earth demeanor made her interview with Seacrest Studios one to be remembered.