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Nora’s legacy: family honors memory of daughter by giving back

No parents expect to lose one of their children. But out of all the sadness, Kelly and John want to bring good in their daughter Nora’s name. “We were one of those families in the PICU. They are having to make some of the toughest decisions in their lives. This is our chance to let them know they are not alone.”

The healing power of reading for our patients

Read how Children’s Minnesota uses donated books for our patients and families.

Mary Kate’s amazing care inspires her family to give back

Mary Kate was born with Down syndrome and a heart defect. Because of the care she received at Children's Minnesota, her family decided to provide a generous match of $10,000 on Give to Kids Day on Dec. 9, 2021.

Eight neurosurgeries by age 3; Xenia’s family is grateful to be at Children’s Minnesota

At only 3 years old, Xenia has required multiple surgeries, including many neurosurgeries. Though there had been some challenges in her case, Xenia's family says they could not have asked for a more compassionate and empathetic team at Children's Minnesota.

Thriving with type 1 diabetes — Yesica’s story

Yesica was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes mellitus when she was 10 years old. After a decade of managing diabetes — through childhood, adolescence and now adulthood — Yesica has had the opportunity to learn a lot about her condition and herself.

A simple COVID-19 vaccine decision for their kids: the Reed family’s story

At the end of the day, all families want what's best for their little ones. And Children's Minnesota does too! That's why we encourage all eligible people to get vaccinated, including kids ages 5 years and older. Here to share why they got vaccinated and why they hope others do too is the Reed family.

New Children’s Minnesota neurosurgery clinic opens in Minneapolis

We're excited to be expanding neurosurgery services onto the Minneapolis campus and moving our St. Paul clinic to a renovated space.

One family’s reason for getting the COVID-19 vaccine: freedom

To stay safe during the pandemic, 8-year-old Sam's family has had to keep their social interactions very limited. His battle with acute lymphoblastic leukemia means he's more likely to become seriously sick if he got COVID-19. For the family, a vaccine for kids like Sam means a return to seeing family and friends without as much worry.

COVID-19 vaccine for kids 5 years and older approved

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has approved the Food and Drug Administration emergency use authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 5 years and older.

Celebrating Diwali

Monisha Husom, neonatal nurse practitioner and educator, shares more about how she celebrates Diwali and talks more about her work at Children’s Minnesota.