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My Gillette Story

A Miracle Carried Out By Many Hands
Aug 10, 2016

A Miracle Carried Out By Many Hands

When Willi fell off his longboard, sustaining a life-threatening brain injury, what followed was the night all parents fear. Hear from his mom, Mary, about the recovery she calls "miraculous" and the doctors and nurses she describes as "amazing."
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What Happens When You Have Your First Seizure
Aug 3, 2016

What Happens When You Have Your First Seizure

Even eight years later, George Jamison clearly remembers the moment. He was with his older brother, Jack, at summer camp, having the type of fun that only 8 and 10-year-olds can. Then everything went black. When he awoke, a lot had changed.
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“My Body was Haunted” – Ali’s Recovery from Chronic Pain
May 17, 2016

“My Body was Haunted” – Ali’s Recovery from Chronic Pain

Even after an injury heals, sometimes an imprint of it can remain. How this happens varies from person to person. But for some individuals, like Ali Tokkesdal, it manifests in the form of chronic pain. “I couldn’t walk. It felt like my body had turned against me, like it was haunted,” says Ali.
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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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