News and patient stories

Support from Minnesota Masonic Charities has transformed care for children and adults. It has sparked new discoveries of better ways to detect, prevent, and treat cancer and childhood illness. And it is opening doors for future generations to get the best possible start at a safe, happy, and productive life. 

Here are some additional stories that showcase the exceptional impact of those at the Masonic Cancer Center, Masonic Children’s Hospital, and Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain.


Angela Panoskaltsis-Mortari, Ph.D., shares some big ideas that are becoming realities in the world of 3D bioprinting. Read more

Masonic Cancer Center director Douglas Yee, M.D., reflects on progress so far, work left to do, and how the U will contribute. Read more

Separating the facts about participating in research studies from fiction. Read more

How a cancer diagnosis gave Tori a larger sense of purpose. Read more

Former Gopher and five-time cancer survivor Casey O’Brien announces $1 million fundraising drive for children’s hospital. Read more

Kids at M Health Fairview Masonic Children’s Hospital illustrate what joy means to them. Read more

U of M researchers are educating schools about subtle behaviors that harm students. Read more

A simple, but powerful new approach guides the University of Minnesota’s Center for Pediatric Obesity Medicine. Read more

Sheletta Brundidge turned to M Health Fairview for help after three of her children were diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Read more

Building Healthier Brains: How a unique team hopes to narrow the opportunity gap and even prevent diseases. Read more