Giving News & Highlights

Team Sophie

Micah and Jeff Commander were excited to add another to their growing brood, and even more excited to learn they were having twins. But midway through the pregnancy, they learned that one of the girls, Sophie, would be born with a rare congenital heart defect that, if left untreated, could lead to congestive heart failure, heart murmurs and abnormal heart rhythms.

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The 'Hoiness Miracles' return to Baby Steps

In July 2011, Kellie Hoiness was giddy over her upcoming 21-week doctor’s appointment. She and her husband, Marshall, would learn the gender of their twins. As first-time parents, each appointment was a milestone.

They learned they were having baby girls – and that their seemingly normal pregnancy was anything but. One of the twins – Khloe – had blood flow issues. She wasn’t growing properly.

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Kangaroo caring: Thankful for Kangaroo care

Holding your baby for the first time is something that all parents look forward to, but it's different for parents of preemies. We can't hold our babies immediately after they're born. We have to wait and just watch and gently touch through the isolette until they are healthy enough. We waited 20 long days before we could hold Kaleb, but it was the most amazing feeling!

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A NICU family gives back

>It’s hard for me to describe what it has meant for me to be able to partner with Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota to raise money for their neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) over the past three years. But what I do know is that I owe 28 years of good health to all who cared for me when I was born. Unfortunately I never had a chance to personally know and thank the nurses and doctors who were able to successfully deliver me.

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Nurses Week

Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is lucky to have some of the best and most dedicated nurses around. Day after day they continue to provide exceptional care to each and every patient and family that walks though our doors. Find out what makes them great and why they do help create the little, big and amazing things that make Children's, Children's.

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