Speak Now for Kids Week is a public platform for citizen advocates to learn, get involved and influence the outcomes of current child health policies. This year, three Gillette families met with representatives from the Minnesota Congressional Delegation to advocate for kids and Children's Hospitals.
Aug. 14, 2020
Chloe and Gracie, Connected by Friendship, a Bridge and Spina Bifida
Take a moment and picture your best friend. They may come into our lives at different times, but everyone has one. How we meet them doesn’t really matter. What matters is finding that one person who truly understands you. That person you can be vulnerable with, who shares in your joy and successes, and helps you through life’s challenges.
Oct. 29, 2018
Bennett’s Story: Forming a Family and Spina Bifida
It’s funny, you never know at the time when you’re living the day that will change your life forever. But that’s what happened to me four years ago. I work in Community Engagement and Events for the Minnesota Twins and I was volunteering at an event Joe Mauer was hosting for Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, when I saw a little boy sitting by himself on the ground. I sat down next to him and he turned and said: “Hi, my name is Bennett and I love dinosaurs.”I fell in love on the spot.
Aug. 10, 2018
Family’s Love and Specialty Care Keeps Hailey Adventurous
The Hoslers moved to Minnesota from California to be closer to Gillette and treatment for their daughter, Hailey, who has spina bifida. Hailey loves hunting, fishing and camping with her family.
Aug. 30, 2017
Longtime Gillette Employee Helps Patients See Possibilities
Nick Lohmer, a Gillette nursing assistant, always knew he wanted to enter some type of medical field. Health care is a familiar environment for Lohmer, who has spina bifida. Learn why he hopes he's a role model for his patients and what he finds most rewarding about his Gillette career.
Oct. 10, 2016
Maddy’s Life Without Barriers
Maddy’s mom describes her as “a warrior” — and rightly so. Maddy has spina bifida. But she also has much more: extraordinary compassion, a keen sense of humor, and a vibrant personality. Meet Maddy and learn why she’s excited to represent Gillette during the Walk & Roll 3K on June 18, 2016.
Apr. 26, 2016