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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Work Here Wednesday: We’re hiring respiratory therapists!

Multiple shifts open! Children’s Minnesota is hiring respiratory therapists.

From heart transplant to throwing the first pitch: TJ’s heart journey

The first sign something could be going on with 17-year-old TJ's health came in Spring 2022. He was diagnosed with a rare heart condition and doctors determined the only way he could heal was with a heart transplant.

COVID-19 vaccine targeting new variants approved by CDC for children 6 months and older

There is a new COVID-19 vaccine targeting new variants approved by CDC for children 6 months and older.

Clinic assistant shares his nine-year career experience at Children’s Minnesota

Nathaniel Kling, clinic assistant, has been working at Children’s Minnesota for 9 years. He is sharing all his favorite things about his career below.

Waiting for heart transplants, Maddy and Rinken form sister-like bond

Maddy and Rinken are almost inseparable. The two girls have such a special bond you'd think they were sisters. However, they only met for the first time a few months ago. What brought them together is as unique as their bond: they are both waiting for one thing – a new heart.

From Mario Kart™ to chemotherapy, nothing stops Flin

Even as he was battling a rare and aggressive cancer, Flin found ways to keep smiling. Your donation this month makes a difference for kids just like him.

Children’s Minnesota’s 2022 summer equity and inclusion internship program

This summer Children's Minnesota has successfully hosted 20 interns through our equity and inclusion (E&I) internship program!

Should we be concerned about polio?

The New York polio case that left a man paralyzed is the first polio case in the U.S. in nearly a decade. Health excerpts are concerned about the potential spread in communities with low vaccination rates.

Shining bright: Anja’s journey with childhood cancer

The first cancerous tumor that was discovered in Anja's liver was when she was 9 month old, at the height of the pandemic. In just two years, Anja has fought and defeated cancer twice!

Clinic manager shares her seven-year career experience at Children’s Minnesota

Emma Wenzel, clinic manager at our Partners in Pediatrics Maple Grove clinic, has been working at Children’s Minnesota helping kids for seven years now. She is sharing all her favorite things about her career below.