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U Of M Children’s Hospital Renamed For Largest Donor

The University of Minnesota is saying “thank you” for a big donation. The U announced Tuesday it is renaming its to honor the single largest donor to the university. In a few weeks, the words at the top of the building will read “University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital.”

10/14/2014

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The Fight To Save Summer: An Infant’s Heart Transplant

A Twin Cities couple brought their baby to the doctor for what they thought was a cold but just hours later they learned that their daughter needed a new heart. What the doctor saw in her daughter Summer’s X-ray would confine their daughter to a hospital this past November.

03/24/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee….. 3-6-14

Busy Thursday on THE MORNING NEWS. Miss something? CLICK THE LINK ABOVE to listen to any of our podcasts.

03/06/2014

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Twin Cities Boy Raising Money While Battling Juvenile Arthritis

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.

01/16/2014

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1-8-14 Jimbo Fisher’s Minneapolis Connection On The Morning News With Dave Lee

A family illness keeps the coach in Minneapolis. Listen why by clicking the above link.

01/08/2014

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Florida State Coach’s Son Treated For Fanconi Anemia At Amplatz

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.

01/07/2014

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Connor Cosgrove’s Final Chemo Treatment Is The Start Of Something Greater

A little over a week ago, Gopher football player Connor Cosgrove walked out of Amplatz Children’s Hospital cancer-free.

12/25/2013

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‘U’ Student Celebrates Final Chemo Treatment

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.

12/13/2013

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‘She Is A Damn Good Mom’: Neighbor On Pond Crash Driver

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.

11/21/2013

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Get To Know The Amplatz Nurses Behind Viral ‘Brave’ Video

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.

10/10/2013

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U Of M Doctors Use Super Glue In 2 Rare Child Brain Surgeries

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.

09/09/2013

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Eden Prairie Native Nick Leddy Shows Off Stanley Cup In MN

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.

07/12/2013

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

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.

06/27/2013

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30 Years Later, Child Fights Same Rare Cancer Dad Had

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.

05/13/2013

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Miracles Of Mitch: Chanhassen School Delivers Food, Honors Boy

Hundreds of students and faculty members from an elementary school are walking in memory of a special little boy named Mitch.

05/08/2013

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From Egypt To Minn.: A Boy’s Trip For A New Kidney

A parent’s love for their 5-year-old son has taken them half way across the world in search of a second chance.

05/07/2013

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Hospital Teaches Picky Kids To Eat Veggies

They hate broccoli…but love pizza. Many kids are picky eaters, making family dinner time particularly tough on parents.

11/20/2012

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John Sullivan Is Overachieving On And Off The Field

The Minnesota Vikings drafted John Sullivan in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He replaced a fan favorite as the team’s starting center in 2009 and has become a leader on the offensive line. He frequents the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital and donated money to build a playground for the ailing children.

10/30/2012

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Illness, Treatment Divide 2-Year-Old From Brother

A little girl’s bone marrow transplant has affected her entire family – even those who live several states away.

10/23/2012

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‘Beer Guy’ Auctioning Glass Of Obama’s Ale For Charity

Now’s your chance to taste beer brewed by President Barack Obama.

09/20/2012

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Children’s Hospital Celebrates Everyday Heroes

You could say there’s a superhero in every one of us. That’s what Univeristy of Minnesota’s Amplatz Children’s Hospital thinks.

03/29/2012

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Cord Blood Treatment May Fulfill Baseballer’s Dreams

He was set to go to college last fall and play baseball, but leukemia changed that. Now, an 18-year-old man is part of the first-of-its-kind treatment that may allow him to fulfill his dream.

03/08/2012

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1 Year Later, Family Celebrates Child’s Miracle Transplant

It’s the time of year when we get together with our families and celebrate. And this year, one Twin Cities family really has a lot to be thankful for.

12/23/2011

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H.S. Cancer Survivor Comes Home For Thanksgiving

When we consider the things we are thankful for this time of the year, good health is high on the list for many of us.

11/23/2011

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Successful Cancer Trial In Dogs Helping To Save Teen

Two years ago a dog named Batman made a fairly miraculous recovery from a killer cancer. What doctors learned from Batman is now showing real promise at helping save people.

08/18/2011

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