Kids Health Matters
Archive: June, 2016
The Mauer and Friends Kids Classic united sports heroes and supporters of Gillette to improve the lives of kids who have disabilities and complex medical conditions. Minnesota Twins first-baseman Joe Mauer and his wife Maddie hosted the event at the Twins' Target Field.
Jun. 22, 2016
From Minnesota to Alaska, Specialized Care Means Possibilities for Javier
Javier loves spending his summers in Alaska with his mom. But until recently, his family feared those visits might end. Learn how new technology is helping Javier continue his favorite summertime tradition.
Jun. 20, 2016
Alexis Dances through Scoliosis
The very thing that threatened Alexis' future as a dancer—a diagnosis of scoliosis—has today made her a better performer than ever. Read how this talented teen's dedication, along with support from her Gillette team, prevented a surgery that would have ended her dancing career.
Jun. 15, 2016
Brain Injury and Concussion
Saving Ahriana After Near-Tragic Accident
"Don't think it won't happen to you," says Ahriana's mom, Cassie Sonnentag. Ahriana sustained serious injuries when a TV fell on her in a terrible accident. See how her family's quick action and care from the Level I Pediatric Trauma Center saved her life.
Jun. 8, 2016
Weighted Blankets Bring Calm and Comfort
Parents of children who have anxiety issues report a weighted blanket or vest can bring calm and reduce stress. Children who have autism, brain injuries or other health issues are often helped by using the weighted items.
Jun. 6, 2016