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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Autism Acceptance Month: A family’s experience with autism spectrum disorder

After Amy and Shannon got married, they started the adoption process. They adopted two kids — Marvin and Cary Lynn — who both showed signs of autism. Read their family's journey.

Newborn Ellie overcomes rare intestinal condition with help from Children’s Minnesota’s NICU team

Baby Ellie spent 21 days recovering in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Children's Minnesota after she was born with a rare condition that required immediate surgery. She's now home and all smiles.

Awareness for disparities in Black maternal health

Black maternal care was the topic of a 2021 Children’s Minnesota podcast, Talking Pediatrics, where Dr. Lisa Saul, president of The Mother Baby clinical service line, discussed the stark maternal health disparities Black mothers experience and how we can approach maternal-fetal medicine with an equity lens to make sure that all women and all babies have the healthy outcomes they deserve.

Volunteer Appreciation Week 2022

Join us in thanking our amazing volunteers for all the time, energy, and talent they bring to the Children’s Minnesota care team!

Celebrating Ramadan at Children’s Minnesota

This year, Ramadan is celebrated from Friday, April 1, through Sunday, May 1, 2022. Find out how we’re celebrating Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr at Children’s Minnesota.

Celebrating Ramadan: Hamdi Sahal, senior administrative assistant, shares more

In honor of Ramadan, we are highlighting Children’s Minnesota kid experts who are also members of our Muslim Employee Resource Group (MERG) to learn more about their experiences and the significance of Ramadan. We’re excited to introduce you to Hamdi Sahal, senior administrative assistant for the clinical ethics department.

Noah shares what it’s like to have a medically complex sibling

Noah Bachman is 15 years old and has been a member of our Youth Advisory Council (YAC) for four years. He shares what it’s like to have a medically complex sibling.

Ben’s story: from traumatic brain injury to inspiring others

After suffering a traumatic brain injury during a car crash in 2018, Ben, 16, continues to recover and now wants to use his story to help others during Brain Injury Awareness Month in March.

Spike in ED visits for adolescent mental health, including eating disorders, new CDC study reports

On the two-year anniversary of COVID-19, we’re learning more about the impact of the pandemic on adolescent mental health, particularly eating disorders in kids and teens. There were more than four times the number of adolescents treated in the emergency department (ED) across the country for eating disorders in 2022 than in 2020, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that was released in February.

Minnesota Wild fanatic and patient gets ultimate game experience

Jack, who is Minnesota Wild fanatic, got a major boost to his spirit when he got to skate on the ice as the Wild’s flag bearer the same night the team retired Mikko Koivu’s #9 jersey.