Amplatz Children’s Hospital
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Watching Jarrett Michie on the court, you wouldn’t know he’s in near constant pain. But the 11-year-old has a lot to zone out. About two years ago he was diagnosed with juvenile arthritis. The pain is so bad in his back and legs, he has to wear ice packs after games and practices.
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Before celebrating the BCS National Championship Monday night, Florida State’s head coach was celebrating a different victory. This battle had a much tougher opponent. Jimbo Fisher’s son, Ethan, was just 5 years old when doctors diagnosed with Fanconi anemia. It’s a very rare inherited blood disease that can cause a lot of problems, the biggest of which is bone marrow failure.
A little over a week ago, Gopher football player Connor Cosgrove walked out of Amplatz Children’s Hospital cancer-free.
Connor Cosgrove, 22, is getting his last chemotherapy treatment Friday. Teri Cannon, executive director of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, says it’s a day of celebration at the Amplatz Children’s Hospital. “It’s really exciting for us when any patient can be declared in complete remission,” Cannon said. She says there are a lot people who don’t know about this kind of cancer, or the fact that there are more than 150 types of blood cancer.
Three of the five children who were submerged in a metro holding pond following a car crash Thursday morning were those of the 23-year-old driver, the State Patrol says. The other two children belonged to Marion Guerrido’s boyfriend, neighbors say.
If you’ve seen it, you’re one of many who have. It’s a music video made by nurses and patients of Unit 5 at Amplatz Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis. The video is a YouTube hit and the Huffington Post picked it up.
At the moment, 2-year-old Lydia Kohler is sailing through life. But her mother, Anna Kohler, says Lydia’s life was at a standstill last year. “[We thought]this could be the last time we, I don’t know, put her to bed – and that was really scary,” Kohler said. The blood in Lydia’s brain started flowing into a cavity, a pouch that ballooned in her head. Lydia’s condition stopped two young University of Minnesota doctors in their tracks: Dr. Bharathi Jagadeesan and Dr. Andrew Grande.
The Stanley Cup spent the day in Minnesota Friday, as Eden Prairie native Nick Leddy’s Chicago Blackhawks took the NHL title. And it’s tradition that each each member of the winning team gets 24 hours with the Cup to do whatever they want with it.
It’s Thursday, and that means it’s time to start planning some weekend fun. We are looking at a weekend full of nice weather, so we’ve found some great outdoor activities to add to your social calendar.
A big part of parenting is teaching children through lessons you learned as a kid, but for a Prinsburg man, it’s a battle with cancer that’s coming back around.
Hundreds of students and faculty members from an elementary school are walking in memory of a special little boy named Mitch.
A parent’s love for their 5-year-old son has taken them half way across the world in search of a second chance.
They hate broccoli…but love pizza. Many kids are picky eaters, making family dinner time particularly tough on parents.