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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Mental Health Awareness Month: how we can help

Children’s Minnesota is honoring Mental Health Awareness Month in May. We know there is a lot going on in the world right now. Because of that, children and teens are facing many new adjustments that may impact their mental health.

Get a free COVID-19 vaccine on May 22

In collaboration with YWCA Minneapolis and YWCA St. Paul, we are hosting a free COVID-19 vaccination event for everyone ages 18 and older on May 22, 2021.

Getting the COVID-19 vaccine as a teen

Michelle Ramirez Armendariz, Children’s Minnesota Marketing and Communications intern and high school junior, talks about getting her COVID-19 vaccine at Children's Minnesota.

Baby Jabari naps at home

Baby Jabari gets a second chance at life

Pregnancy is an exciting and anxious time for many. When Trina and Bak Bak found out they were expecting, they took it one day at a time and approached it with their usual easy-going demeanor, even in the midst of a pandemic.

Kangaroo care: A healing connection between mom and baby

In recognition of International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day, we’re celebrating families who use kangaroo care to help their babies grow big and strong. Heather and now 9-week-old Lucy know first-hand how beneficial it can be—especially when born premature.

Hulstein twins by the fireplace

Children’s Minnesota NICU in St. Paul helps families go home sooner: The Hulstein twins’ story

The Hulstein twins were born more than six weeks early and spent 13 days at the Children's Minnesota Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in St. Paul. They enrolled in a pilot program that allowed them to go home earlier with the full support of the specialists at Children’s Minnesota.

Business Coalition of the Equality becomes largest business coalition in support of legal LGBTQ equality

Dr. Marc Gorelick, president and CEO of Children’s Minnesota, endorsed joining the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Business Coalition for the Equality Act on behalf of Children’s Minnesota. It has grown to be the largest business coalition in support of legal LGBTQ equality.

Cullen’s resilience: first leukemia, now a tumor

Eleven-year-old Cullen isn’t going to let anything stop him. Amy and Matt describe their youngest son as feisty, funny and stubborn at times. That fighting spirit has served him well through not one, but two complex medical diagnoses in his young life.

Baby Ozzie’s wait for a heart begins after a life-saving doctor’s visit

Ozzie appeared to be healthy and happy after he was born in August 2020. But something changed in late December. Ozzie threw up after two of the morning feedings, something he had not done before.

Understanding COVID-19 variants, the role of kids and the potential effects

Patsy Stinchfield, senior director of infection prevention and nurse practitioner at Children’s Minnesota, talks about everything you need to know about the current COVID-19 variants.