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Nothing short of amazing – Harper fights cancer

Harper was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in February 2020. In this Shine Bright for Cancer Kids story, be inspired by Harper's story of resilience and what makes her 'nothing short of amazing.'

Oliver's family

Oliver kicks cancer: Shine Bright for Cancer Kids story

Oliver is a sweet, thoughtful 5-year-old boy. He was born with Down syndrome, but doesn’t let that slow him down. In 2019, when he was only 4 years old, Oliver received bad news – he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Read his story here.

Children’s Minnesota patient interviewed during MSHSL boy’s hockey tournament

Children’s Minnesota cancer patient was interviewed during MSHSL boy’s hockey tournament on Wednesday, March 4, 2020.

Beating Cancer: RaZyia’s healing journey

RaZyia was just 5 years old when she began complaining of leg pain so intense she couldn’t walk on it or even sleep. After a day in the hospital, the doctor shared the devastating news — “We think it’s cancer.”

Introducing the newly named Harper Family Foundation’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Clinic

On May 24, the Harper Family Foundation trustees and their extended family celebrated the official naming of the Harper Family Foundation Cancer and Blood Disorders Clinic.

Jack Skordahl and his parents

Navigating the journey with cancer; how the Cancer Kids Fund supports kids like Jack

Meet Jack and learn how the Cancer Kids Fund helps kids just like him.

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a cancer that involves the white blood cells of the bone marrow. The condition develops in the bone marrow where blood cells are produced. The bone marrow produces three kinds of blood cells: red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. The malignant cell in ALL is a lymphocyte, which is a type of white blood cell.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Program

Leukemia is cancer of the blood cells when the bone marrow, where blood cells are made, makes cells that are abnormal in growth and function. The three general types of leukemias found in children are acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML).

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What to expect

If your child is diagnosed with cancer or a blood disorder, we understand it's not easy news to hear, but know that Children's Minnesota will be with you and your child along every step of the way. We believe that by providing the best journey for the patient and family, it will lead to the best outcomes. You'll receive first-rate, compassionate care from the moment we meet.