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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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 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.

What parents need to know about body image and mental health

Dr. Sara Gonzalez, pediatric psychologist at Children’s Minnesota, shares tips for parents to help kids and teens who are struggling with body image.

Care during a pandemic: J.J.’s and Bridget’s stories

Kelly Anderson, an active volunteer with Families as Partners, shares her daughters' Children’s Minnesota stories, and why she wouldn't bring her kids to any other hospital.