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

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One family’s journey with medical assistance

A Minnesota family is traveling to Washington, D.C., to advocate for an issue close to their hearts – the importance of funding for medical assistance programs. A few short years ago, the family was in a tough situation, their son was facing a life-threatening condition and skyrocketing medical bills threatened their financial security despite their solid dual-income.

Recognizing Children’s perinatal and pediatric HIV program

In honor of National HIV Testing Day, we're recognizing the amazing work done by Children’s perinatal and pediatric HIV program to provide specialized services to patients and their families.

What should you consider when sending your kids to camp?

The highlight of the summer for many is attending summer camp. Are you and your child prepared? Here is what you should consider when sending your kid to camp.

Work Here Wednesday: Scott Elsbernd, patient care manager

In honor of Pride month, we spoke with Scott Elsbernd, MS, RN-BC, PHN, patient care manager in the St. Paul Emergency Department, and community chair of Children’s Pride employee resource group.

Summer tips for sunny days

There are many benefits to playing in the sun, but it’s important to be safe while spending time outdoors. Read sun safety tips from our experts!

Walk for Amazing medal

Our second-annual Walk for Amazing raises $320,000 to support Children’s Minnesota programs

Nearly two thousand participants came out for the second-annual Walk for Amazing on June 22 and raised more than $320,000 to support the many specialty areas at Children’s Minnesota.

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Hy-Vee, Jel Sert and the American Childhood Cancer Organization donate freezer and unlimited ice pops to Children’s Minnesota

Thanks to a generous donation by Hy-Vee, Jel Sert and the American Childhood Cancer Organization, kids treated at Children’s Minnesota will now be able to enjoy ice pops.

Work Here Wednesday: Betsy Boegeman, social work

Today is Work Here Wednesday! We asked one of our social workers, Betsy Boegeman to tell us more about her work as a social worker in Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Program.

Work Here Wednesday: Cooks wanted!

We currently have openings in our nutrition department for part-time (.50 FTE benefits eligible) cooks in Minneapolis.

Child in car

Forgetting children in hot cars: Reduce the risk with these five tips

The weather is heating up in Minnesota. Here are five tips to ensure you’ll never accidentally leave your child unattended in the car.