U Of M Children's Hospital Renamed For Largest DonorThe 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."
The Fight To Save Summer: An Infant's Heart TransplantA 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.
Twin Cities Boy Raising Money While Battling Juvenile ArthritisWatching 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.
Florida State Coach's Son Treated For Fanconi Anemia At AmplatzBefore 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.
Connor Cosgrove's Final Chemo Treatment Is The Start Of Something GreaterA little over a week ago, Gopher football player Connor Cosgrove walked out of Amplatz Children's Hospital cancer-free.
‘U’ Student Celebrates Final Chemo TreatmentConnor 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.
‘She Is A Damn Good Mom': Neighbor On Pond Crash DriverThree 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.
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.
U Of M Doctors Use Super Glue In 2 Rare Child Brain SurgeriesAt 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.
Eden Prairie Native Nick Leddy Shows Off Stanley Cup In MNThe 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.
Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best BetsIt'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.
30 Years Later, Child Fights Same Rare Cancer Dad HadA 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.
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.
From Egypt To Minn.: A Boy's Trip For A New KidneyA parent's love for their 5-year-old son has taken them half way across the world in search of a second chance.
Hospital Teaches Picky Kids To Eat VeggiesThey hate broccoli...but love pizza. Many kids are picky eaters, making family dinner time particularly tough on parents.