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Shining through the unexpected: Calista’s story

Calista loves the simple things in life and the simple things are all she needs after the unexpected turns her life has taken throughout her 25 years of life. She was born with achondroplasia and later experienced a life-altering brain bleed.

Children’s Minnesota neurosurgery program recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as a top spine and neuroscience program

Children’s Minnesota is thrilled to announce Becker’s Hospital Review recognized the organization’s neurosurgery program on its list of 70 hospitals and health systems with spine and neuroscience programs to know in 2023.

Farm boy tough: Henrik overcomes severe brain injury with the help of our Level I trauma center and neurosurgery teams

After what his family calls a one-in-a-million fall at daycare, little Henrik suffered a severe brain injury. His care teams at Children’s Minnesota helped put the toddler on the road to recovery.

The Kid Experts® at Children’s Minnesota help Lillian navigate a complex medical journey and fetal spinal surgery

Lillian Puls’ complex medical journey would be considered a long road for a kid of any age – let alone someone who is not even 2 years old.

Baby Diana becomes Minnesota’s youngest patient to receive cochlear implant after battle with meningitis

As an infant, Diana was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis, a rare and potentially life-threatening condition that took her ability to hear in one ear. During her care journey, she had a cochlear implant placed to restore her hearing and became the youngest patient in Minnesota – and the second-youngest patient in the country – to ever have this procedure.

Day of the Dozers 2023 raises more than $95,000 for new brain surgery suite at Children’s Minnesota, fundraising efforts continue

Children’s Minnesota is thrilled to announce Day of the Dozers 2023 paved the way to raise more than $95,000 for the organization’s hybrid intraoperative MRI neurosurgery suite.

Thirteen surgeries in 13 months was just the beginning: Carter’s journey with hydrocephalus

Just one day after Carter entered the world, his care team performed what would be the first of 13 surgeries during the first 13 months of his young life. One operation was the first of its kind in the state of Minnesota.

Children’s Minnesota Concussion Clinic in Woodbury, Minnesota opens

Children’s Minnesota is pleased to announce the opening of the Children’s Minnesota Concussion Clinic, located inside the Children’s Minnesota Specialty Center in Woodbury, Minnesota.