Gamers Play For A Cause At 'Extra Life'Gamers around the world are taking part in the 24-hour event known as "Extra Life" to raise money for children's hospitals. Gamers turned on their screens and picked up their controls at 8 a.m. Saturday in Bloomington. They play, while their families and friends donate.
After Accident, Teen Has Message For Others: 'Wear A Helmet'One year after a longboarding accident almost killed a Twin Cities teen, he's sharing his story with the hope that speaking out will save lives.
WCCO Helps Donate Big Check To Gillette Children's SpecialtyWCCO-TV was happy to be a part of a big donation for Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare Friday morning. WCCO general manager Brien Kennedy handed over the big check on behalf of WCCO-TV, "Wheel of Fortune" and Walmart.
Kids Enjoy Adaptive Skiing At Buck HillSome kids who don't usually get to enjoy winter sports were able to hit the ski hill Saturday. Eighteen kids who are getting treatment at Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare spent the day skiing at Buck Hill.
Girl, 8, Gives Back To Hospital, Donators Who Helped Her CauseOne Twin Cities family is feeling extra thankful for their daughter's health this holiday. Over the last two years, 8-year-old Belle Heldt has battled an auto-immune condition which affected her muscles and joints.
Father Pleads Guilty In Crash That Paralyzed DaughterA Brooklyn Park man pleaded guilty Thursday in a car crash that left his teenage daughter paralyzed.
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Mpls. Teen Paralyzed By Stray Bullet Thanks DoctorsIn November 2010, 12-year-old Guadeloupe Galeno-Hernandez was paralyzed after being hit by a stray bullet in the throat, which severed her spine. She spent a month at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, and then six months at St. Paul's Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare.
St. Paul Dad Arrested, Charged After Abandoning Kids In Crash A St. Paul man faces several criminal charges after he allegedly abandoned his seriously injured children after crashing his SUV in St. Paul early Tuesday morning. Earl Lionell Ward, 45, is charged with four counts of criminal vehicular operation, two counts of endangerment of a child and two counts of violating a domestic abuse no contact order.
Lady Gaga Visits Young Patients At St. Paul’s Gillette Children’sThere was a surprise celebrity guest at Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare in St. Paul, Minn. Wednesday. Lady Gaga stopped by to visit with patients the day after her show at the Xcel Energy Center.
With ‘Chad’s Locker,’ Vikings’ Greenway Helps Sick Kids & Their FamiliesVikings linebacker Chad Greenway has made a name for himself by making big plays on the field. Off the field, he's making a big impact with families who find themselves in the Twin Cities for medical treatment. His "Lead the Way Foundation" focuses on helping support chronically-ill children and their families.
Cerebral Palsy Can't Keep Girl From Nat'l SpotlightCerebral palsy is one of the most common disorders limiting movement in children, affecting almost 2.5 of every 1,000 infants born alive. Many families come Minnesota to seek groundbreaking treatment at Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare, and an Oakdale sixth grader has shown so much progress in her treatment that she's now in the national spotlight.