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Family Advocacy Week 2021 shines a light on the importance of prioritizing kids’ health care

From June 13 to June 18, 50 patients from 40 children’s hospitals across the country gathered virtually for the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) Speak Now For Kids Family Advocacy Week, to raise awareness about the critical role children’s hospitals play in the community. Our 2021 Children’s Minnesota Champion, Sam Jenkins, and his family participated by advocating for funding and programming for children’s hospitals and children with special health care needs in a week of meetings with lawmakers.

How to “rock” a brain tumor: Tate’s story of recovery

After months of feeling the effects of a concussion, Tate's family brought him to see a neurologist where they found out he had a brain tumor. Learn more about his recovery here.

Gavin beats his brain tumor, Joe Bully

Fox News Health published a story about 10-year-old Gavin Pierson’s journey overcoming a brain tumor with the help of Dr. Joseph Petronio, director of pediatric neurosurgery and co-director of the neuroscience program at Children’s Minnesota, and his team.

Camp Oz

Children’s Minnesota staff make difference at teen epilepsy camp

Camp Oz is a camp designed for youth and teens with epilepsy and operated by the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota.

Concussion

Concussion disrupts girl’s life, but not her attitude

A skateboarding injury hindered Stephanie’s daily life for months but inspired her to educate others.

Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation gives Children’s Minnesota $1M

Investment will provide the most sophisticated equipment and technology available to treat pediatric neurological conditions

Duck Drive Fore Kids

January 1, 1970, 12 a.m. – 12 a.m., Coon Rapids

The first annual Aflac Charity Golf Event, Duck Drive Fore Kids, will be held on August 18th at Bunker Hill Golf Club in Coon Rapids. A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit Children's Hospitals Neuroscience Program, specifically the NeuroBlate Laser.

Rachel’s life with Aicardi syndrome

Aicardi syndrome causes developmental delay, intellectual disability and frequent epileptic seizures.

Dr. Meysam Kebriaei

Children’s Pedcast: Dr. Meysam Kebriaei on epilepsy, hydrocephalus

Dr. Kebriaei joins the podcast to share information about neurosurgery and the diagnoses and treatment of epilepsy and hydrocephalus.

Grady

Despite grim prognosis, Grady’s resilience shines as he continues to beat the odds

Grady was born prematurely and has undergone multiple shunt procedures for hydrocephalus, but he doesn’t let anything slow him down.