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

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Gavin beats his brain tumor, Joe Bully

Fox News Health published a story about 10-year-old Gavin Pierson’s journey overcoming a brain tumor with the help of Dr. Joseph Petronio, director of pediatric neurosurgery and co-director of the neuroscience program at Children’s Minnesota, and his team.

Shine Bright Bash

Enjoy a great night out, do some good at Shine Bright Bash

All proceeds from the Parisian-soirée-themed event at the Minneapolis Event Center benefit our cancer and blood disorders program.

Camp Oz

Children’s Minnesota staff make difference at teen epilepsy camp

Camp Oz is a camp designed for youth and teens with epilepsy and operated by the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota.

family

Children’s Pedcast: Family-based treatment of eating disorders

Drs. Ivan Eisler, Daniel Le Grange and Julie Lesser discuss the family-based treatment of eating disorders.

Idiopathic toe walking

Children’s Pedcast: Idiopathic toe walking

Physical therapists Nicole Brown and Megan Shepherd talk about idiopathic toe walking, why and how it can be corrected, and their research study.

Zika virus

Zika virus health warnings and prevention tips

Dr. Gigi Chawla shared the latest information regarding Zika virus on WCCO "Mid-Morning."

Children’s patient receives new surgery buddy

Hannah Kiresuk lost the stuffed cow that had been through more than 30 surgeries and 300 days in the hospital with her, so Children's nurses and others helped her find a new pal.

Family Advocacy Day

Children’s Minnesota represents in Washington for Family Advocacy Day

Kelly Wolfe

Outside play

Summertime scrapes open door for impetigo

Impetigo is a superficial bacterial skin infection of a sore, scratch or insect bite on the skin that spreads easily into multiple sores.

Concussion

Concussion disrupts girl’s life, but not her attitude

A skateboarding injury hindered Stephanie’s daily life for months but inspired her to educate others.