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Baby Margaret

Mighty Margaret perfectly embodies her nickname

Margaret was diagnosed with a serious heart defect called Tetralogy of Fallot. See how this small but mighty heart warrior is redefining what strong looks like at just 5 months old.

Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Follow-Up Clinic

Neurodevelopment is a term that describes how our brains grow and form connections that direct our function and behaviors.  Infants and children with congenital heart defects are at risk for delays in areas such as motor skills, coordination and learning. Early and periodic evaluation is recommended for infants and children with congenital heart conditions to help them develop to their fullest potential.

36th Annual Katkov-Lundeen Visiting Professorship in Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery

June 5, 2017 8:30 a.m. – June 6, 2017 11:30 a.m., Minneapolis

This two-day conference brought to you by The Children's Heart Clinic and Children's Minnesota will provide health professionals the tools and training to be able to:

patient Ben and mom, Alison holding hands and smiling in a field

Finding courage and heart: Ben’s story

Ben Barrick was diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome in utero. His mom shares how their world changed when she found out her son would be born with a congenital heart defect and how she found the strength to get through it.

Owen leaning against fence

Owen’s heart thrives despite congenital diagnosis

A congenital heart defect diagnosis won't slow Owen down.

Berkley’s Buddies Brushes & Boards

April 9, 2017, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Isanti

Brushes & Boards is a DIY, instructor lead class where you can create and paint your own custom wood sign! You can make either a large sign for $55 or 2 small signs for $45. $35 from each registration will be donated to the Cardiology program at Children's Minnesota. We will be raising money for an amazing place and you will get to take home something beautiful for yourself! It's a win/win all around! All design options available on Brushes & Boards website!

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Kathleen rises above her uncommon combination of disorders

After battling an eating disorder and a rare autonomic condition, Kathleen hopes to inspire others.

Race for Children’s: HeartBeat 5000 2017

June 24, 2017, 7:30 a.m. – 11 a.m., Minneapolis

Our annual Race for Children's: HeartBeat 5000 run/walk raises support for cardiac care, neonatology, cancer research and/or urgent needs. Join us on Saturday, June 24th at 7:30am at Father Hennepin Bluffs Park in Minneapolis.

Erik’s Tournament for the Heart

July 17, 2017, 12 p.m. – 9 p.m., Dellwood

The 8th Annual Erik’s Tournament for the Heart Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, July 17, 2017 at Dellwood Country Club. The event honors Erik, who was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, and has endured three heart surgeries at Children’s, and continues to do great!

Children’s Minnesota hosts HeartBeat 5000

Annie Waters, Children’s Minnesota director of annual giving, joined WCCO-TV to discuss HeartBeat 5000.