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

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Why I Walk for Amazing: Stella and Nora

When it came to care for their two daughters, Stella and Nora, Jamie and Mike knew there was no other choice than Children’s Minnesota.

Nurse talking to mother and daughter

Preparing for a hospital stay

Dr. Lindsey Yock, hospitalist, shares how parents can prepare their child for an overnight visit to the hospital.

Callen with mom

One family’s journey with congenital heart disease: Callen’s story

Callen was diagnosed with Coarctation of the Aorta (CoA) a few weeks after birth but that doesn't stop him from sharing his big heart and smile with the world.

Elsie as a child

Why I Walk for Amazing: Elsie’s Story

Paul Fletcher, local radio station Cities 97 host, shares his Children's story and why he's walking for amazing on Saturday, June 9.

Kids reading in grass

Planning a healthy and safe spring break

Dr. Gigi Chawla, chief of general pediatrics at Children’s Minnesota, shares tips on keeping kids healthy during spring break travel.

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In the Crosshairs of Gun Violence: Our Children

Gun violence is a public health issue. Similar to other public health issues, we can’t tackle them with one single answer.

Rock the Cradle dance party

Rock the Cradle — a free day of family fun with The Current and Children’s Minnesota

Join Children's Minnesota and The Current for Rock the Cradle - a free event for kids and their grownups to explore music, art and culture this Sunday, February 11 at the Minneapolis Institute of Art and Children’s Theatre Company.

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Treating and preventing the spread of influenza

Influenza, or “the flu,” is a highly contagious respiratory viral infection that can leave people of all ages feeling miserable. The most common symptoms include: a high fever, runny nose, sore throat, muscle pains, headache, coughing, and feeling tired.

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Advancing health equity for all Minnesota’s children

At Children’s Minnesota, it is our vision to be every family’s partner in raising healthier children. That means advocating for policies, education and awareness that will create healthier, more secure and happy lives for all kids.

Football fans donate $221,143 to Child Life program at Children’s Minnesota

Football fans, inspired by the grit and generosity of NFL punter Thomas Morstead, donated more than $200,000 in less than a week, all for the Child Life program at Children’s Minnesota.