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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One family turns heartbreak into giving back

Vanessa was born with hydrocephalus, and because of that, she spent a lot of her life receiving care at Children’s Minnesota. At age 12, Vanessa sadly passed away. In her honor, hundreds showed up to shop for donations for Children's Minnesota.

Celebrating Women’s History Month: employee of 40 years shares more

We talked with Nancy Schult, neonatal nurse practitioner, about her 40-year career at Children’s Minnesota and what this month means to her.

Celebrating Women’s History Month: employee of 26.5 years shares more

We talked with Des Wallace, lead human resources business partner, about her 26.5-year career at Children’s Minnesota and what Women’s History Month means to her.

Celebrating Women’s History Month: senior project manager shares more

We talked with Natalia Meshkova, senior project manager, about her five-and-a-half years at Children’s Minnesota and what Women’s History Month means to her.

Diabetes patient, Oscar, receives Virtual Player Honoree experience at U.S. Men’s National Team FIFA World Cup qualifier match

Oscar, who lives with Type 1 diabetes, got hooked on soccer from the moment he started playing in his city’s recreational league. Recently, he was able to participate in the Virtual Player Honoree Program at the U.S. Men's National Team’s World Cup qualifying match against Honduras at Allianz Field in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Stop terrorizing transgender kids

Gender affirming care for transgender youth has long been supported by several professional medical societies, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, who have urged that youth who identify as transgender have access to comprehensive, gender affirming and developmentally appropriate care.

Tips for families to stay safe on vacation

After two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, many families are eager to travel and get out of town for a spring break vacation. The good news is the omicron surge has been fading and more parents and kids are vaccinated – making travel safer. If families plan to travel, what steps can they take to balance staying safe and still having fun, relaxing and recharging?

Celebrating Women’s History Month: our CFO shares the importance

We talked with Brenda Mccormick, our SVP and chief financial officer here at Children’s Minnesota about her role and what this month means to her.

One family’s health journey played out through music

But once Alyssa was born, Jesse and Keri had to embrace another new experience – after tests were ran, they found out Alyssa not only had Down syndrome but she also had a heart defect.

NICU Follow-up Clinic proves crucial for early childhood development and the Barich family can attest

We take great pride in every newborn who graduates from the NICU, but that’s truly just the beginning of their journey. Unfortunately, many premature babies face a range of challenges, including staying on track with growth milestones, delays in speech and fine motor development, and learning differences and disabilities, just to name a few. That’s where Children’s Minnesota’s NICU Follow-up Clinic comes in.