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Baby Diana becomes Minnesota’s youngest patient to receive cochlear implant after battle with meningitis

As an infant, Diana was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis, a rare and potentially life-threatening condition that took her ability to hear in one ear. During her care journey, she had a cochlear implant placed to restore her hearing and became the youngest patient in Minnesota – and the second-youngest patient in the country – to ever have this procedure.

Children’s Minnesota doctor awarded with $100,000 childhood cancer research grant from Hyundai Hope On Wheels

During the event, children battling cancer participated in Hyundai Hope On Wheels’ signature Handprint Ceremony, in which they dipped their hands in paint and placed their handprints on a white 2023 Hyundai Tucson.

Patient care supervisor shares her career experience at Children’s Minnesota

Makayla Dawson, patient care supervisor, has been working at Children's Minnesota for about a year now. She is sharing all her favorite things about working at Children's Minnesota.

Day of the Dozers 2023 raises more than $95,000 for new brain surgery suite at Children’s Minnesota, fundraising efforts continue

Children’s Minnesota is thrilled to announce Day of the Dozers 2023 paved the way to raise more than $95,000 for the organization’s hybrid intraoperative MRI neurosurgery suite.

Brianna Albrecht talks about being physical therapist at Children’s Minnesota for National Rehabilitation Awareness Week

Brianna Albrecht talks about being physical therapist at Children's Minnesota for National Rehabilitation Awareness Week.

Don’t be afraid to ask: A message to parents about suicide and kids.

Children’s Minnesota psychologists share tips for how to prepare for the conversation about suicide, have the conversation and to be prepared with outside resources.

Hispanic Heritage Month: One employee shares what it means to her

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we spoke with Wendy Zúñiga, pharmacy coordinator and co-chair of the Voces employee resource group (ERG) at Children’s Minnesota, to learn more about her role, involvement with Voces and what Hispanic Heritage Month means to her.

Thirteen surgeries in 13 months was just the beginning: Carter’s journey with hydrocephalus

Just one day after Carter entered the world, his care team performed what would be the first of 13 surgeries during the first 13 months of his young life. One operation was the first of its kind in the state of Minnesota.

Cancer and blood disorders staff go the extra mile to raise money for their patients 

Some of our kid experts for the cancer and blood disorders program have joined Team Superstars and will be raising funds for the Cancer Kids Fund while running the Medtronic Twin Cities 10 Mile race on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023.

What is ITP? Learn how Matty is persevering with disorder that causes bleeding that’s hard to stop

From the outside, Matty looks like your typical 14-year-old who loves sports, especially hockey. But all his activities had to come to an abrupt stop when he was first diagnosed with ITP, a platelet disorder that can make bleeding from a cut or injury hard to stop.