The Mighty Blog features stories from around Children’s, as well as health and wellness information for raising healthy kids.

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Compassion Project brings smiles and support to Children’s Minnesota colleagues

This summer, a group of employees at Children’s Minnesota joined together to support our colleagues through the pandemic. Their effort, called the Compassion Project, is focused on providing employees who are out of work due to personal illness with resources they may need, as well as items to brighten their day.

Safely celebrating Halloween during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) put out guidelines to help parents plan a safe celebration for their kids. Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd, chief education officer at Children’s Minnesota, shared more about these guidelines.

Sickle cell disease and leukemia: One family’s resilience through them both

It’s difficult enough learning about one medical diagnosis for a child, but for the Hardy family, their youngest two daughters were diagnosed with two different illnesses within the same month. Read about their resilience on their journey with sickle cell disease and leukemia.

Helping African American kids and teens with mental health

Dr. Jason Walker, child psychologist at Children's Minnesota, shares more about mental health disparities for African American youth and what parents can do to help.

The 2020 election: Keeping kids in mind

Kelly Wolfe, director or public policy and advocacy at Children’s Minnesota, shares more about kids' issues to consider when voting in the 2020 election.

Cancer doesn’t stop for COVID-19: Jordyn’s story

After being diagnosed with a rare and aggressive tumor in her leg, 24-year-old patient Jordyn Meskan shares her experience at Children's Minnesota during the COVID-19 pandemic.

September: Sickle Cell Awareness Month

September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month. Did you know? Children’s Minnesota Hemoglobinopathy and Sickle Cell Program is a nationally recognized program. We’re sharing more about sickle cell disease to help shine a light on this disease.

Tonsillectomy during a pandemic: Callie’s story

Tera Peterson shares her daughter Callie's story of having her tonsils removed at Children's Minnesota during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nothing short of amazing – Harper fights cancer

Harper was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in February 2020. In this Shine Bright for Cancer Kids story, be inspired by Harper's story of resilience and what makes her 'nothing short of amazing.'

Lainey's donation to Children's Minnesota

11-year-old Lainey raises money to help hearing-impaired peers

Lainey Brod made and sold bracelets to raise money to buy clear face masks for Children's Minnesota.