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

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Grady

Despite grim prognosis, Grady’s resilience shines as he continues to beat the odds

Grady was born prematurely and has undergone multiple shunt procedures for hydrocephalus, but he doesn’t let anything slow him down.

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Type 1 diabetes shock to parents’ system

Rebecca Spehar writes about her and husband Dave's experience after their son, Finn, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as a 4-year-old.

Ask Dr. Gigi

Tips for choosing a doctor

Dr. Gigi Chawla shares tips for choosing a pediatrician.

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Minnesota spring means ticks, health risks

With ticks come high rates of tick-borne illness such as Lyme disease. Get the facts and learn how to prevent tick-borne illnesses.

Dr. Laura Gandrud receives award for pediatric diabetes work

Dr. Gandrud is the recipient of the 2016 “Consumer/Patient Experience Award” from Women’s Health Leadership TRUST.

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No ordinary boy

Born with a one-of-a-kind genetic variance, 2-year-old William Schlimm learned to walk with the help of rehabilitation services at Children’s Minnesota.

Fruit water

Thirsty? Try these better-for-you beverage recipes

Before you reach for lemonade on a hot summer day, or a sports drink after a morning run, consider how much sugar you’re most likely consuming.

Ask Dr. Gigi

Discussing potentially challenging topics with teens

Dr. Gigi Chawla discusses potentially challenging conversations parents can have with their teenage children.

Child

Ensure every kid has safe, healthy childhood

Children are at risk of a number of forms of maltreatment — physical and verbal abuse, neglect, drug endangerment and exploitation — and about 1 in 10 children is sexually abused before the age of 18.

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10 reasons to run Twin Cities Marathon for Children’s Minnesota

Thinking about running a marathon? What about running a marathon for a cause? Here are 10 reasons you should consider running the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon on Oct. 9 on behalf of Team Superstars!