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

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Our unforeseen miracle: Kashton’s story of battling CHD

Allison Kimmes is a mother of two, Kashton and Annistyn. In this blog, she outlines her family’s experience with the congenital heart defect Kasthon was born with.

Children’s Hospital Association pledges $447,950 to Children’s Minnesota

Grants from CHA support programs across the health care system, from child life in the emergency department to mental health services for vulnerable children.

Children’s Minnesota employee resource groups host panel discussion about the COVID-19 vaccine

Leaders from Children’s Minnesota employee resource groups presented “Why should I get the COVID-19 vaccine?” Panelists spoke on medical mistrust in communities of color, shared why they will take the vaccine and provided science-based information to help individuals make an informed decision on whether or not to take the COVID-19 vaccine.

Saved by her helmet: Genevieve’s sledding story

We all understand how important helmets are when biking, but what about sledding? Children's Minnesota nurse, Jessica, shares how a helmet protected her daughter's head while sledding.

Virtual interview event: Medical assistants and licensed practical nurses

From Jan. 25 through Feb. 5, Children’s Minnesota is hosting a virtual interview event for medical assistants and licensed practical nurses (LPNs)—we’re interviewing all qualified candidates.

Tiny twins with a big fight: Conjoined sisters survive separation

Remi and Reese were born as conjoined twins. Read their amazing story of resilience and strength through their separation surgery.

Reflections on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy

James Burroughs, vice president, chief equity and inclusion officer, and Dr. Marc Gorelick, president and CEO, reflect on racism in health care as we honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

How to talk to your kids and teens about violence in the media

Throughout the last several months, seeing violence in the media has become more common. From police brutality to the storming of the Capitol, violence has been in the news a lot lately. We’re here to give you tips for talking to your kids and teens about the violence they’ve seen in the media.

How can my family stay active in the winter, especially with COVID-19?

Staying active during a usual Minnesota winter was challenging enough for families. Add in the COVID-19 pandemic and it can be even more difficult.

Sledding safety: Protect your head!

Sledding is a great—and fun—way to stay active during a snowy Minnesota winter. But at Children’s Minnesota, we want to see kids safe. We’re sharing tips to protect yourself while having sledding.