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Meet Sam

When 3-year-old Sam grows up, he wants to build parks because he loves playing in parks.

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Father of cystic fibrosis patient plans concert, silent auction for Children’s

Charlie Hopper has organized a benefit concert at the Fine Line Music Café on Dec. 12.

Family thankful for care infant daughter received at Children’s

The Marincel family of Rice Lake, Wis., wrote about their experience during their daughter and sister's stay at Children's.

Children’s preemie returns as intern

Kathryn Marxen, a patient in the neonatal intensive care unit in 1989, is an occupational therapy intern at Children's.

Meet Julia

Julia likes practically everything about Children’s, so she’s raising $1,000 annually for the next five years to help other kids.

Mother of Children’s heart patient writes book

In "Embracing Charlie," author-mother Mindy Lynn writes about her family’s emotional journey with her son, who was born with a congenital heart defect.

Meet Katie

When Katie grows up, she wants to be a dancer. She loves to dance.

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Managing your child’s sleep when the clocks ‘fall’ back in November

If you want to be proactive to minimize the disruption to your child’s sleep pattern, there are a few things to consider.

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Laser in action: See how Gavin’s tumor met its match

Children’s is the only pediatric hospital in the Midwest using Visualase, and Gavin Pierson is the only patient in the country to use this technology to treat a mature teratoma brain tumor.

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Gavin vs. Joe Bully: First-of-its-kind laser surgery shrinks tumor by more than 40 percent

A recent MRI scan showed 8-year-old Gavin Pierson's formerly peach-sized tumor has shrunk significantly.