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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Building toward recovery: Henry’s passion for Lego® inspires his path back from brain surgery

Henry’s lifelong passion for creating with the building toy helped build his personal story, including his journey back from brain surgery.

How to help your child’s dry winter skin

Dr. Gigi Chawla, chief of general pediatrics at Children’s Minnesota, shares tips for parents to help their kids with their dry and itchy skin this winter.

Siblings by heart: Delilah and William’s story

Delilah and William not only share a sibling bond, but they also share the same congenital heart defect (CHD) diagnosis. Thanks to the care both Delilah and William received by the cardiology experts at Children's Minnesota, today they are thriving. 

Winter weather closures at Children’s Minnesota

Because of current weather conditions, Children's Minnesota clinical services are working with patients and families to accommodate their various needs. It is possible some of our locations are closing or reducing their hours while other locations are still fully operational. If you have not heard from your clinic, please check with your location before you head out for your appointment. Thank you for understanding!

CVICU RN shares her three-year career experience at Children’s Minnesota

Alex Khoury, CVICU RN, has been working at Children's Minnesota for three years now. She will be sharing all her favorite things about his career.

Harriet’s heart: the Midwest Fetal Care Center helps baby defy rare tumor diagnosis

Baby Harriet’s heart condition was so rare, only 55 cases were reported worldwide over a 20-year span.

Echo sonographer manager shares his 14-year career experience at Children’s Minnesota

Tom Coyne, echo sonographer manager, has been working at Children's Minnesota for 14-years now. He will be sharing all his favorite things about his career.

Health care equity includes hair care

Historically, Black patients have experienced disparities across the spectrum of health care, even when it comes to the most basic of patient needs – hair care. That’s why a team of nurses at Children’s Minnesota set out to address the issue and improve hair care for children in the hospital with textured hair.

Roxy’s return: surgical tech postpones retirement to work in North America’s first neurosurgery suite of its kind at Children’s Minnesota

Rather than hanging up her scrubs for good, Roxy decided to continue her career and care for patients in the first neurosurgery suite of its kind on the entire continent.

Nora’s neurosurgery: Children’s Minnesota’s neurosurgery program stops a little girl’s epilepsy

Nora and her family shared their story about how she beat severe epilepsy with the help of her care team.