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

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Security officer shares his five-year career experience at Children’s Minnesota

Philip Girdy, security officer, is sharing all his favorite things about working at Children's Minnesota.

Levi’s legacy: One family raises over $27,000 to help others through cancer treatment

The Franklin family of five lives on a small lake in Chanhassen, Minnesota where they love to play outside on the lake swimming and boating. But, their lives changed when the baby of the family, Levi, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) at just 21 months old.

Riley starts the new school year after spending summer break fighting rare form of lymphoma

For 10-year-old Riley and his family, the summer was not the break they were hoping for. In early June, Kacy and Cody got the news that their son had a rare form of Hodgkin’s lymphoma. They were understandably sad and hoping it was all a bad dream. But from the beginning, the family decided they were going to face cancer head on and focus on staying positive.

Hydrocephalus creates ‘new meaning to life’ for little Noa and her family

September is Hydrocephalus Awareness Month. Noa’s story is inspirational and shares how Children's Minnesota has helped her family navigate their care journey.

Naz fights through the pain from sickle cell to pursue his goal

Naziere “Naz” Evans has been in and out of the hospital more times than he can remember. Each time he was admitted, it was for the same thing – severe pain and anemia requiring transfusion caused by sickle cell disease; a condition that 20-year-old Naz was born with. But he's not letting the disease stop him from pursuing his goals in life.

Shine Bright: Carpenter family story

The families we meet in our Cancer and Blood Disorders program come to us with unique stories. For the Carpenter family, the story begins across the world.

2023 Minnesota legislative session recap

Children’s Minnesota had a robust policy agenda and The Kid Experts® from across the organization helped advocate for policies that impact the daily lives of patients and families we serve.

Watch video: The Kid Experts® at the Minnesota State Capitol 2023

Children’s Minnesota is thrilled to share a special video that showcases The Kid Experts® who advocated for the diverse communities we serve during the 2023 Minnesota legislative session.

Suicide prevention

Katie Besch, LPCC, behavioral health specialist at Children’s Minnesota, shares more about suicide prevention.

Children’s Minnesota hosts 20 interns as part of its 2023 equity and inclusion summer internship program

Children’s Minnesota was thrilled to host 20 interns this summer as part of our equity and inclusion (E&I) internship program!