Newborn Screening MinneStories - Minnesota Dept. of Health


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MinneStories™ was founded in 2015. We record and share families' MinneStories™ about their own, personal experience with newborn screening.

Featured MinneStory™

The Blind Eye & the Worrywart

Nicole and Travis

Blood spot screening | 4:27

Recorded on May 19, 2016

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Nicole and Travis, parents of two girls with cystic fibrosis (CF), talk about their different approaches to parenting. They talk about the girls' unique personality traits that help them tackle this condition along with their son's determination to cure CF for his sisters.

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Rae and Dr. Nelson

MinneStories™ highlights the impact of newborn screening and the resilience of families sharing their experiences. Click below to hear our families share their personal MinneStory with conditions identified through newborn screening:

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  • Listen to MinneStories - this material is for families who are going through the process of diagnosis and beginning the journey of seeking out support and resources.
  • Share Your MinneStory - this material is for families who are farther along in their journey and in a position to share their own MinneStory with others to help cultivate community for others.

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Press & Media

MinneStories: Stories of Minnesota's Newborn Screening Program | StoryCorps

Everybody's a Storyteller | University of Minnesota Alumni Magazine


We wish to extend our thanks to the families who have shared their MinneStory™ with us about the impact of newborn screening. We would like to thank StoryCorps Legacy who inspired this project and trained us. It would not be possible without the hard work & continued efforts of the students of The Institute of Production and Recording and Sudden Media who help us to produce the content that you listen to. Finally, we would like to thank our listeners for creating greater awareness about public health by sharing these MinneStories™.