Tyler Amundson from West Fargo has Sotos syndrome.

2020 Fargo Children’s Hospitals Week

March 30, 2020

As COVID-19 spreads across the region, our team at Sanford Children’s Hospital needs your support to help care for local kids. These doctors, nurses, specialists and staff are on the front lines, caring for kids like always while helping protect vulnerable lives from virus exposure. They need our support now, more than ever.

This year, during #ChildrensHospitalsWeek, from April 6 to 12, help shine a light on the dedicated men and women at Sanford Children’s, and all the kids and families who count on them.


100% stays local to care for kids like Tyler

When you give to Children’s Miracle Network at Sanford Children’s Fargo, 100% of every dollar allows our team of pediatric experts to give their 100% to local kids like 16-year-old Tyler Amundson, our 2020 North Dakota Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Champion.

Born with Sotos syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that affects growth and development, Tyler has relied on Sanford Children’s for treatment his entire life.

In addition to four major surgeries, Tyler has spent countless hours in doctor appointments and weekly physical, speech and occupational therapy sessions, making Sanford Children’s like a second home. It’s a place where he feels comfortable and special.

“He loves to socialize with the hospital staff and specialists and considers them his friends,” said his mom, Maria Peralta.

Every year, Tyler continues to grow stronger, more confident and better able to communicate. This life-changing progress wouldn’t be possible without his hard work and generous donors to Children’s Miracle Network at Sanford Children’s Fargo. That support helps ensure Tyler has access to the care he needs, close to home.