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Nate blue Oliver Parker blue Rachel blue Tafari Yesica

ally 1Ally is in 11th 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 trained her own dog for therapy work and now volunteers at Children's in St. Paul with her dog Mickey. 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.

Andrew Andrew is a 10th 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 8th grade. She dances and is into art. She joined Children's Youth Advisory Council to help kids feel more comfortable at the hospital.

carterCarter is in 8th grade. "I'm in middle school. I'm in band, I play the trumpet. I enjoy swimming and I love history." Carter joined YAC to make Children's a more comfortable place for patients.

Daniela 4Daniela is in 12th 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.

elizabeth-picandname1"I'm in 6th grade at Ramsey Middle School. I like to draw and sail during the summer. I like to swim and want to get on a swim team soon. I wanted to join the Youth Advisory Council because I saw what you did and what you actually made happen."

espenEspen is a 10th 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-picandnam"I'm in 9th grade at Hopkins North Junior High. I do ballet and play violin in the school orchestra. I've been a Girl Scout since 1st grade and I love to read. This is my 3rd year on the Council. I joined YAC after my 5th major surgery in the new CVCC at Children's. I wanted to help other kids have good experiences even in tough times. "

Kinzie final2Kinzie is in 8th grade this year in River Falls, Wisconsin. She really likes pottery and guitar. Kinzie loves to draw and read in her free time. She joined the Youth Advisory Council to help kids to have a better stay at the hospital.

Mason-picandnamMason is a 16 year old high school Sophomore at Eden Prairie High School.  He has been in a Spanish Immersion program for the past 10 years. "My favorite sport is football." He plays linebacker and running back. 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 5th 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."  

Matthew-picandnamMatthew is 10 years old and in 5th grade. He enjoys YouTube, video games and basketball. "I joined Children's Youth Advisory Council because I've been going here for about 3 years and I know alot about this place - LOL." 

Mike 4Mike is in the 12th grade this year. His interests and hobbies include magic, engineering, and circuit building.   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!!!!" 

mona "I’m a 10th grader at Perpich Center for the Arts Education. I love music and dance and am an animal lover.  I joined the Youth Advisory Council because I want to meet other people who have gone through similar experiences as me."

Natalya-picandnam"I am 17 years old and I am a junior at Roseville High School. I am a music enthusiast and play piano, guitar and sing. I am also into tennis and gymnastics. I joined the Youth Advisory Council because I have had such amazing experiences in the hospitals and I want to give back. I want other people to feel as comfortable as I do and see Children's as their home away from home."


OliverOliver is in 12th 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."

ParkerYouthAdvisoryCouncilParker is in 6th grade this year. He likes to play baseball, reading, math and science. He plays Trombone in band. "I also have three dogs and one turtle. I want to help kids that were struggling with their cancers or sicknesses. I know what it feels like and I wanna help kids get through it."



Tafari is in 11th 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."

yesicaYesica is in 9th 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.