Caring for kids is about more than treating their illness or condition—it’s about also caring for the whole family. That’s why family support services for children and families coping with sickle cell disease are a fundamental component of the Hemoglobinopathy and Sickle Cell Program at Children’s Minnesota.
Children’s Minnesota is partnering with more than 30 local businesses during September for the Shine Bright for Cancer Kids campaign, the health care system’s annual fundraiser for its cancer and blood disorders program.
Mikayla has been in the hospital more than 100 times. And she’s only 13. Born with sickle cell disease, a disease that primarily affects people of African descent, Mikayla endures severe pain, infections and even strokes.
We’re excited for you to shine bright for our cancer and blood disorder patients this September! Learn more about our cancer and blood disorder program and how we help patients and families.
The 28th annual Great Clips cut-a-thon will take place from Saturday, August 28, through Friday, September 3. Great Clips salons are donating a portion of proceeds from each haircut to support the school re-entry program at Children’s Minnesota. This program helps kids with cancer and other serious illnesses go back to school with confidence.
Children’s Minnesota is pleased to announce Dr. Susan Kearney as the new medical director of the cancer and blood disorders program as of July 1, 2021.
Within our cancer and blood disorders program, our team of specialists and subspecialists work both together and independently to treat kids and young adults facing a wide variety of serious conditions, all within a single health system.
It’s difficult enough learning about one medical diagnosis for a child, but for the Hardy family, their youngest two daughters were diagnosed with two different illnesses within the same month. Read about their resilience on their journey with sickle cell disease and leukemia.
September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month. Did you know? Children’s Minnesota Hemoglobinopathy and Sickle Cell Program is a nationally recognized program. We’re sharing more about sickle cell disease to help shine a light on this disease.
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.