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My Gillette Story

Hunter Overcomes Bullying with a Little Help from His Friends
Apr 15, 2016

Hunter Overcomes Bullying with a Little Help from His Friends

When Stacy Soman’s son Hunter started being bullied consistently last year, this question came up more and more. “When your kid starts coming home with bruises, it’s hard not to say: ‘You know what, maybe you should hit back, and they’ll leave you alone.’ Many children would take that advice, but not Hunter."
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Family Makes 700-Mile Journey to Treat Daughter’s Cerebral Palsy
Mar 29, 2016

Family Makes 700-Mile Journey to Treat Daughter’s Cerebral Palsy

"Every step Sophia takes is a testament to the countless dedicated individuals who made it possible," says her mother, Susan Slinkard. Last summer, Sophia and her family traveled from Arkansas to Minnesota for major neurosurgery aimed at reducing Sophia's spasticity.
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From Juvenile Arthritis to Miss Teen Minnesota
Jul 6, 2015

From Juvenile Arthritis to Miss Teen Minnesota

By Nicole Doyle, Miss Teen Minnesota 2015 As a three-year-old at the pediatrician’s office, I did not know what was going on.  But I remember this day distinctly. …
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Birthday Parties and Pool Therapy: My Volunteer Story by Joni Purrington
Apr 14, 2015

Birthday Parties and Pool Therapy: My Volunteer Story by Joni Purrington

I love working with children and their families, and I have the honor of being a volunteer and former employee at Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare. I started with Gillette…
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My Gillette Story by Jessica Boerboom, Mom to Joe
Mar 20, 2015

My Gillette Story by Jessica Boerboom, Mom to Joe

How would you describe your child to someone who hasn't met him or her? Joe is 8 years old and in second grade. He is the sweetest guy!  He…
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My Gillette Story by Tommy Collison
Mar 10, 2015

My Gillette Story by Tommy Collison

Originally from rural Ireland, I grew up among cows, computers, and not much else. Now I’m a writer studying journalism and politics at New York University. When I…
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My Gillette Story by Rob Collins, Dad to Cole
Feb 3, 2015

My Gillette Story by Rob Collins, Dad to Cole

Our family’s journey with epilepsy started in 2007 with an isolated seizure.  Our son Cole, who was just 2 years old at the time, doubled over in early September…
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My Gillette Story by Heather Haigh, Mom to Jackson
Dec 31, 2014

My Gillette Story by Heather Haigh, Mom to Jackson

My son, Jackson, was born full term and healthy, weighing 8 pounds, on Halloween 2012. Except for acid reflux that developed shortly after birth, he had no problems—until April 5, 2013. That…
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My Gillette Story by Stephanie Petersen, Mom to Sadie
Dec 23, 2014

My Gillette Story by Stephanie Petersen, Mom to Sadie

Sadie blessed us in this world on November 12, 2012 – three weeks before her due date. What we thought was going to be another normal, easy delivery, ended up being an…
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My Gillette Story by Lana Beaton
Dec 10, 2014

My Gillette Story by Lana Beaton

Our son Alex (pictured right with brother, James and sister, Stella) was diagnosed with left-hemiplegic cerebral palsy at 14 months old. We were unsure of what that would mean for Alex…
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My Gillette Story by Mary Barsness
Oct 30, 2014

My Gillette Story by Mary Barsness

On July 7, 2014, our 14-year-old son, Willi, fell off his longboard in the neighborhood. (A longboard is a type of skateboard that’s longer and faster than most boards.) What…
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