When you see Amazing, it changes you. We see Amazing every day in the kids and families we serve. Read some of their stories here.

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Baby Leah’s journey: ‘I knew she was special from the beginning’

Leah underwent multiple surgeries before she was 5 months old so that she could share her big personality and infectious smile with the world.

Lucia Halstrom

Lucia’s unstoppable heart

Lucia Halstrom has learned to thrive nearly two years after experiencing sudden cardiac arrest.

Josh Karels

For Minnesota boy, hockey is more than a game

For 15-year-old Josh Karels, who was diagnosed with multisystem autoimmune disease, an illness that causes the body's inflammatory system to destroy healthy organs, the bonds built through hockey are the foundation of his life.

Elijah cochlear implants

Cochlear implants give Elijah new life

Elijah was born deaf, but technology gives him the power to hear the world around him.

Minneapolis girls see marathon as chance to help others

Members of the Team Superstars charity endurance team aren’t the only ones to use the Twin Cities Marathon as a chance to give back to the kids of Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. A pair of Minneapolis girls found a blister-free way to make an impact on race day.

Lucia’s joy

Lucia has been a primary care patient at Children’s Minnesota ever since moving to Minneapolis from Guatemala at 9 months old.


Born prematurely, Sam defies odds to go home

Young Sam has been through a multitude of challenges and undergone more surgeries and procedures than most people do in their entire life.

Vito’s superhero spirit

Vito has spent most of his two years of life battling brain cancer at Children’s Minnesota while donning his signature superhero capes. Through difficult times, he teaches his family to always laugh and cherish the little things in life.


Diagnosed with cancer as infant, 2-year-old Aili surviving, thriving

Aili Kleven was diagnosed with stage 3 intermediate-risk neuroblastoma.

A’rrington’s resilient heart

A’rringTon was born with a rare heart condition and spent much of his first year of life at Children’s Minnesota.