Giving News & Highlights

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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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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The power of volunteering

It was only five years ago that, through my work at the Best Buy corporate
offices, that I decided to join a volunteer committee as a way to engage withbestbuy statefair my teammates while giving back to the community. My first volunteer opportunity was at the PGA tournament benefiting Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. With 80 fellow employees working the concession stands together, we put in a lot of hard work, had a great time and felt so proud about the cause we were helping. Since then, volunteering through Best Buy has become an important commitment of mine. I now help every year to organize a day for Best Buy employees to volunteer at Children’s booth at that Minnesota State Fair.

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Taking the 'Challenge' for Children’s

What it means to me to wake up each day and know that I am living is truly incredible. I was born with a congenital heart defect called levo-Transposition of the greater arteries. If I would've been born just a few years earlier, it is doubtful I would've survived. It is because of the doctors and nursed at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota that I am here to share my story of a life that I don’t take for granted.

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The fight against Joe Bully

While fighting a brain tumor he calls ‘Joe Bully’, 6-year-old Gavin has shown only strength and determination.

giving spotlightAfter undergoing five surgeries that lasted 20 hours each, on top of chemotherapy, part of Gavin's brain tumor remained. Only months ago, his family and doctors won a battle with Pfizer to offer Gavin a trial drug, known as CDK to help stop the growth. And while the drug seems to have worked, their fight is not over yet.

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