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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AAPI Heritage Month: I am Sri Lankan, hear me roar

Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month is celebrated during May. During this month, we recognize the histories, cultures and contributions of those who came to the United States, and the generations who have enriched our history along the way. As we highlight the importance of this observation, we are excited to introduce Dr. Asitha Jayawardena, staff physician at Children’s Minnesota’s Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Facial Plastic Clinic. We celebrate and are thankful for their shared story.

Pertussis almost took baby Daniel’s life

Daniel was diagnosed with pertussis, or whooping cough, at Children's Minnesota. He spent 50 days on ECMO and exactly 173 days at the hospital. Today, he is healthy and home.

Children’s Minnesota’s first heart transplant: John’s miraculous story

Hear the story of Children's Minnesota's first heart transplant.

Mental Health Awareness Month: how we can help

Children’s Minnesota is honoring Mental Health Awareness Month in May. We know there is a lot going on in the world right now. Because of that, children and teens are facing many new adjustments that may impact their mental health.

Get a free COVID-19 vaccine on May 22

In collaboration with YWCA Minneapolis and YWCA St. Paul, we are hosting a free COVID-19 vaccination event for everyone ages 18 and older on May 22, 2021.

Common questions and answers about the COVID-19 vaccination

Here are some answers to common questions to help you decide to get your child or yourself vaccinated against COVID-19.

Getting the COVID-19 vaccine as a teen

Michelle Ramirez Armendariz, Children’s Minnesota Marketing and Communications intern and high school junior, talks about getting her COVID-19 vaccine at Children's Minnesota.

Baby Jabari naps at home

Baby Jabari gets a second chance at life

Pregnancy is an exciting and anxious time for many. When Trina and Bak Bak found out they were expecting, they took it one day at a time and approached it with their usual easy-going demeanor, even in the midst of a pandemic.

Kangaroo care: A healing connection between mom and baby

In recognition of International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day, we’re celebrating families who use kangaroo care to help their babies grow big and strong. Heather and now 9-week-old Lucy know first-hand how beneficial it can be—especially when born premature.

Hulstein twins by the fireplace

Children’s Minnesota NICU in St. Paul helps families go home sooner: The Hulstein twins’ story

The Hulstein twins were born more than six weeks early and spent 13 days at the Children's Minnesota Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in St. Paul. They enrolled in a pilot program that allowed them to go home earlier with the full support of the specialists at Children’s Minnesota.