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Community Connect presents to Kohl’s Cares national partners

The Community Connect program at Children’s Minnesota – a family-support model that offers resources to address children’s health needs – was recently invited to present its family-centered stories and outcomes to Kohl’s Cares, which funds the program.

Michael and his family at his high school graduation.

From cardiac patient to Star Studio star: Michael’s heart health journey

Michael started his Children’s Minnesota journey on Oct. 15, 2000 – the day he was born. To this day, at 19 years old, Michael still gets excited when he gets to stay overnight at Children’s Minnesota, even when he’s being monitored for health issues.

Your COVID-19 (coronavirus) questions answered

Patsy Stinchfield, senior director of infection prevention at Children’s Minnesota, answers the burning questions about COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Work Here Wednesday: Elizabeth Wagner, transplant program manager

In honor of American Heart Month, we sat down with Elizabeth Wagner, transplant program manager at Children’s Minnesota, to learn more about her work in pediatric cardiology.

Rock the Cradle 2020

Rock the Cradle 2020 – a free day of family fun with The Current and Children’s Minnesota

Join us at The Current’s Rock the Cradle – a free event for kids and their grown-ups, presented by Children’s Minnesota on March 8, 2020, from 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Children’s Minnesota nurses honored with DAISY Award for nursing excellence

Congratulations to the three nurses who were honored with a DAISY Award for their above-and-beyond care at Children’s Minnesota.

Tallulah and her two older brothers on the couch

Born with Down syndrome and a heart condition: Tallulah’s story of perseverance

Tallulah was born with Down syndrome and because of that, also had a heart defect. Today, Tallulah is 9 months old and is tough as nails. Read her story here.

Talking with your kids about dating and relationships

Dating, recognized relationships, and less structured relationships are on teens’ minds. That can bring up the topic of sex, a subject some parents can be uncomfortable talking with their kids. However, it’s important and should not be avoided. Keeping an open dialogue will teach teens how the start and maintain healthy relationships throughout their life.

Preemie to philanthropist: JonWalter’s story

JonWalter was born at just 1 pound 13 ounces. He grew up the underdog but now as a young man, who spends his time bowling and finishing up his degree, JonWalter knew it was time to give back to the community who helped him grow.

Mighty Margaret outside in the snow

Mighty Margaret’s heart journey: A look through the years

Margaret is living life to the fullest, being as mighty as she was when she had her first open heart surgery at just 5 months old. Today, she’s a spunky, curious 3-year-old who is exploring the world around her.