Sanford Children's Patient Stories

Caring for young hearts, close to home.

Addyson Flory loves her “special heart” and her home in Bismarck. Learn how the 7-year-old gets the expert heart care she needs with just a short drive across town to Sanford Children’s Downtown Clinic.

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A complex case

Every child is special. They are all unique and different in their own ways, but 6-year-old Eddy Martinson has one trait that sets him apart from most boys his age.

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Looking for Answers

Customized monitoring room at Sanford Children’s helps develop personalized treatments for children with epilepsy.

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A Chance to Live

When Mindy delivered her twins at just 25 weeks due to complications, the NICU team at Sanford was ready. With the only maternal-fetal medicine physician in the state, the twins were in good hands.

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Couldn’t Give Up

Griffin Thompson is an active little man. At 11-months old, he is a crawling machine, and it won’t be too long before he masters the art of walking. But looking at the rambunctious toddler, you would never guess what he has gone through to reach his first birthday.

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Celebrating Her Inner Champion

It started with a bump on her right arm in the summer of 2013. Hannah was experiencing pain with the unexplained bump that just wouldn’t go away, and her parents knew it was time to seek medical help.

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Through Good Times and Bad

Adam and Anna Marohl experienced great loss and also the biggest of gains, all in the same place. See how our Family Birth Center and NICU nurses supported them every step of the way.

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Full Circle

Emily Paulson has a special place in her heart for Sanford Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Born with a rare genetic disorder, she spent her first weeks in the NICU. Today -- 22 years later -- she’s back as a nurse intern.

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His Chance to Ride

Fourteen-year-old Charlie never thought he’d be able to ride a bike to the pool or the park, but now he pedals alongside his friends. Learn how two donated bicycles are helping Sanford Children’s patients make their dreams happen.

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Home is Where the Heart Care Is

Kylie Brew’s parents are happy they can keep the 4-year-old close to her Mandan home for routine care for her congenital heart defect. She sees pediatric cardiologist Justin Horner, MD, at Sanford Children’s Downtown Clinic in Bismarck.

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