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Mary Kate’s amazing care inspires her family to give back

Mary Kate was born with Down syndrome and a heart defect. Because of the care she received at Children's Minnesota, her family decided to provide a generous match of $10,000 on Give to Kids Day on Dec. 9, 2021.

The heart transplant that saved Blake’s life

Read more about the heart transplant that saved Blake's life at Children's Minnesota.

Hunter’s resilience through multiple heart defects

Hunter was diagnosed with Dextro-Transposition of the Great Arteries, or d-TGA, a ventricular septal defect (VSD) and a restrictive atrial septal defect (ASD) at birth. Today, Hunter is a happy and healthy 17 month old.

Our unforeseen miracle: Kashton’s story of battling CHD

Allison Kimmes is a mother of two, Kashton and Annistyn. In this blog, she outlines her family’s experience with the congenital heart defect Kasthon was born with.

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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 almost 2 years old and loves to be around people.

What is a congenital heart defect?

You may have heard of children being born with holes in their hearts or kids born with “half a heart,” but did you know? These are all different types of congenital heart defects.

Families find healing in giving back

If you would like to donate to Children's Minnesota, please contact annual giving officer Brady Gervais at [email protected] or 952-992-5512.

Heart surgeries save life of little Roland

Kara and Ryan Jaehnert learned before their son's birth that he had a congenital heart defect.

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Children’s Minnesota helps transform pediatric heart care in India

A new partnership between the pediatric cardiac teams at Children’s Minnesota and Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences in Kolkata aims to shorten that distance and reduce some of the disparities.

Lucia Halstrom

Lucia’s unstoppable heart

Lucia Halstrom has learned to thrive nearly two years after experiencing sudden cardiac arrest.