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Elliot accomplishes his goal, one step at a time

Recently, Elliot, diagnosed with spina bifida before he was born, set one very important goal for himself: he wanted to ride the bus to school. But there was one thing in his way. He needed to learn to climb the bus stairs by himself.

National Coming Out Day: one employees shares why we celebrate

National Coming Out Day: Ari Elfenbein, emergency medical technician (EMT), shares why we celebrate and the importance of the day.

Hispanic Heritage Month: how one Children’s Minnesota employee is celebrating

Get to know Mariana Quiroga, senior director of marketing, and learn how she is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month!

How constraint therapy gives Brinley more independence

Brinley loves playing with her two sisters. But play didn't come naturally to the energetic 4-year-old because she has cerebral palsy. She's learning how to move more independently with constraint induced movement therapy at Children’s Minnesota.

Hannah Butzman, M.S., CCC-SLP, talks about being a speech language pathologist at Children’s Minnesota

National Rehabilitation Awareness Week is celebrated and recognized Sept. 19-25, 2021! In honor of this special month, we talked with Hannah Butzman, M.S., CCC-SLP, speech language pathologist at Children’s Minnesota.

Razones por las que debe registrarse en el portal en línea MyChildren´s

Tenga acceso en línea al expediente médico y a los resultados de las pruebas médicas de su hijo. Además, próximamente, la mayoría de las clínicas ofrecerán citas virtuales de óptima calidad.

On their side: an advocate for kids with sickle cell disease

Caring for kids is about more than treating their illness or condition—it’s about also caring for the whole family. That’s why family support services for children and families coping with sickle cell disease are a fundamental component of the Hemoglobinopathy and Sickle Cell Program at Children’s Minnesota.

Children’s Minnesota’s Teen Hematology Gynecology Program has a new name: Adolescent and Young Adult Hematology Gynecology Program

We’re excited to announce our teen hematology gynecology program at Children’s Minnesota has been renamed to the Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) hematology gynecology program.

Born with spina bifida: Odin is cared for by the experts at the Midwest Fetal Care Center

When Darby and Brad went in for a routine check-up at their family care provider in Fort Dodge, Iowa, the doctors diagnosed baby Muller with spina bifida.

Hope for Mikayla and other kids living with sickle cell disease

Mikayla has been in the hospital more than 100 times. And she’s only 13. Born with sickle cell disease, a disease that primarily affects people of African descent, Mikayla endures severe pain, infections and even strokes.