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Minnesota girl, 7, writes book to help patients

Children's patient Kristina Heinlein, of Detroit Lakes, gives advice to kids facing surgery.

Meet John

John loves to play hockey, and he wants play professionally when he grows up.

Meet Sam

When 3-year-old Sam grows up, he wants to build parks because he loves playing in parks.

Family thankful for care infant daughter received at Children’s

The Marincel family of Rice Lake, Wis., wrote about their experience during their daughter and sister's stay at Children's.

Meet Julia

Julia likes practically everything about Children’s, so she’s raising $1,000 annually for the next five years to help other kids.

Mother of Children’s heart patient writes book

In "Embracing Charlie," author-mother Mindy Lynn writes about her family’s emotional journey with her son, who was born with a congenital heart defect.

Meet Katie

When Katie grows up, she wants to be a dancer. She loves to dance.

Related image for article, Laser in action: See how Gavin’s tumor met its match

Laser in action: See how Gavin’s tumor met its match

Children’s is the only pediatric hospital in the Midwest using Visualase, and Gavin Pierson is the only patient in the country to use this technology to treat a mature teratoma brain tumor.

Related image for article, Gavin vs. Joe Bully: First-of-its-kind laser surgery shrinks tumor by more than 40 percent

Gavin vs. Joe Bully: First-of-its-kind laser surgery shrinks tumor by more than 40 percent

A recent MRI scan showed 8-year-old Gavin Pierson's formerly peach-sized tumor has shrunk significantly.

Related image for article, Tech Spotlight: A look at Visualase, a minimally invasive laser surgery system

Tech Spotlight: A look at Visualase, a minimally invasive laser surgery system

Visualase has been the Kryptonite to Gavin Pierson’s tumor since he became the first person with a mature teratoma brain tumor to undergo the procedure.