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allyAlly is in 9th grade. She enjoys swimming, reading, drawing, and anything related to dogs. In fact, she was so inspired by the Therapy Dog teams at Children's, that she is currently training her own dog for therapy work. After spending a lot of time at Children's, Ally hopes to help make Children's a better place for the children who have to visit here.

alyAly is a high school senior this year. She is on the dance team at her high school. Aly likes to hang out with friends and bake. She joined the Youth Advisory Council because she had such a great experience at Children's when her brother and sister were in the hospital. "Everyone was so nice and helpful." Aly wants to help everyone to have that same experience.

Andrew Andrew is an 8th grader who likes to snowboard and play baseball. He joined the Youth Advisory Council so he could help the hospital with what they need.

angela Angelina is in 6th grade. She dances and is into art. She joined Children's Youth Advisory Council to help kids feel more comfortable at the hospital.

carter "I'm in sixth grade, just started middle school. I'm in band, I play the trumpet. I enjoy playing tennis and golf and I love history." Carter joined YAC to make children's a more comfortable place for patients.

danielaDaniela is in 10th grade this year.  She is athletic and enjoys basketball, soccer and loves science.  Daniela joined the Youth Advisory Council to help Children's be a better place for children to stay when they need to come to the hospital.

espenEspen is an 8th grade student and unicyclist in Circus Juventas. He speaks German and Norweigian (in addition to English!), and likes to draw and read.  "I want to help make a stay at the hospital more enjoyable for others."

julia"I'm in 7th grade. My first year of junior high. I love to read. I'm in Girl Scouts and ballet class. I've had 5 heart surgeries to correct my tetralogy of fallot with pulmonary atresia. I want to make the hospital a better place."

masonMason is 14 years old and attends Central Middle School in Eden Prairie. He has been in a Spanish Immersion program for the past 8 years. He wanted to be part of the Youth Advisory Council to share the sibling perspective of care at Children's. His little sister Katie, was born extremely prematurely. She weighed just 1 pound and was hospitalized for 99 days. Mason is in his 3rd year with YAC and enjoys making a positive difference for patients and families served at Children's. "I also did my Eagle project for Scouts at Children's Hospital."

Mike 4Mike is in the 10th grade this year. His interests and hobbies include magic, engineering, and golf.  He is also part of the robotics club. Mike joined the Youth Advisory Council to help make the hospital a less scary place for kids. Mike's favorite quote when he was in the hospital was "Tough times never last, but tough people do!!!" also, "Hey watch the hair-do, BALD IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!" 

OliverOliver is in 10th grade this year. He plays soccer and would like to try lacrosse. Oliver likes video games and living life on the edge. "I joined the Youth Advisory Council to make the hospital a more comfortable place to stay."


"I'm now a senior in high school! I play adapted soccer, hockey and softball. I love sports! I'm very excited about this year of YAC and of course senior year! Children's has had such a huge impact on my life, so I just want to make an impact and make it a better place to be for everyone!"



Tafari is in 9th grade. He likes to read Greek mythology. Tafari is in his school's choir and is in the National Junior Honor Society. "I'm looking forward to sharing my ideas with the hospital."


Taly is a freshman at Roseville high school. She loves tennis, theater and cheering our team on. Taly joined the Children's Youth Advisory Council because "I want to help make Children's the best place for someone to go. I also want to give back to everyone who had made my stays in the hospital feel like home."


Will is in 11th grade.  He enjoys playing soccer and basketball as well as tennis after school. He also plays Ultimate Frisbee!!! Will joined the Youth Advisory Council to be part of a group to help other people.

yesicaYesica is in 7th grade this year. She really likes to write poetry and dance. Yesica enjoys volunteering here at Children's and other hospitals to help children in need. She joined the Youth Advisory Council because it sounded fun and she wanted to give back to the children here.