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The kid experts put Natasha and her family at ease during heart surgery

Watching your child go into surgery can stir up many emotions. Candi knows those feelings. She watched her daughter, Natasha, get wheeled into heart surgery when she was only 4 months old. However, the experience was made a little easier by the compassionate care provided at Children’s Minnesota.

Celebrating National Interpreter Appreciation Day

To celebrate National Interpreter Appreciation Day, Mary Barrera Cobos, a Spanish interpreter at Children’s Minnesota, shares her journey and what it means to be a medical interpreter.

Ashley’s childhood cancer diagnosis in 1985 inspires her still today

Oct. 14 holds a special place in the hearts of Marcy Anderson and her daughter Ashley. It’s a reminder of their resilience through uncertain times as it was on that date in 1986, that Ashley had her final chemotherapy treatment at Children’s Minnesota in St. Paul.

From the archives: Children’s Minnesota in the 1940s

In honor of the100th anniversary of Children's Minnesota, every month in 2024 we’ll share compelling stories from our archives. Each month will feature a different decade. Here, we continue with the 1940s, which saw recovery from the financial crisis of the 1930s, some new challenges brought on by World War II and early talk of a children’s hospital in Minneapolis.

Peter perseveres through a brain tumor diagnosis with the help of our first-of-its-kind surgery suite

In September 2023, Peter and his family got the scary news – MRI scans revealed a large, slow-growing and non-cancerous brain tumor.

National Volunteer Appreciation Week 2024 at Children’s Minnesota

In honor of National Volunteer Appreciation Week, volunteer services staff visited the Children’s Minnesota archives in search of articles about volunteers or volunteering. Here's what they found. Enjoy the stories from our archives in celebration of our 100-year anniversary!

Music therapist shares his career experience at Children’s Minnesota

We are excited to highlight Children’s Minnesota kid expert and board-certified music therapist, Tony May.

Children’s Minnesota social worker sets international mental health care standards for PCD patients

Over her nine years at Children’s Minnesota, Tami Vance, LICSW, cystic fibrosis (CF) and primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) programs, not only shines as an outstanding social worker inside our walls, but she’s also an expert voice and advocate for PCD mental health care internationally.

First Gift moccasins gifted to expecting Native American families

The Collective for Community Health has partnered with NACC on its First Gift program making baby moccasins for expecting parents. More than 30 pairs of moccasins were given out at NACC’s annual Community Baby Shower this month.

Recognizing Children’s Minnesota medical lab professionals

During Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, we’re highlighting two medical lab professionals at Children’s Minnesota: Girma Ayana, medical lab scientist, and Gabby Burk, medical lab scientist.