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Madonna Announces 2013 GOAL Awards Recipients

Madonna Announces 2013 GOAL Awards Recipients

Lincoln, Neb. ̶ Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital will honor five outstanding patients at the 2013 GOAL Awards luncheon on Wednesday, October 9. The Chairman’s GOAL Awards were established in 1994 and are presented each year to honor patients for their determination as they complete rehabilitation, return to their communities and give back to others.

This year’s recipients hail from across the Midwest region:
• Trent Borland – Long Jack, Missouri
• Katie Felton – Ord, Nebraska
• Garrett Girardin – Junction City, Kansas
• Rodney Krogh – Lincoln, Nebraska
• Owen Keenan – Storm Lake, Iowa

Discover how these courageous individuals overcame their unexpected injury or illness through rehabilitation at, or attend the Madonna Chairman's GOAL Awards to honor these courageous individuals. Tickets are $40 per person and can be ordered online at:

The keynote speaker is renowned opera singer Charity Tillemann-Dick who has performed extensively across Europe, Asia and the United States. She also is an organ transplant survivor. After being diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Hypertension, Charity underwent a double-lung transplant. When her body rejected the lungs, she was very fortunate to receive new donor lungs that her body accepted. She has resumed singing and is a national spokesperson for the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, working to raise awareness and expand federal research funding.

The GOAL Awards recipients represent the nearly 6,000 patients Madonna serves annually. Photographs and stories of past winners are on display at Madonna as an inspiration to everyone.


Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital is one of the nation's foremost facilities for medical rehabilitation and research. Specializing in traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and pediatric rehabilitation, Madonna offers hope and healing to thousands of patients from throughout the country each year.

Madonna's team of highly specialized physiatrists, therapists, rehabilitation nurses, clinicians and researchers work with the most advanced technology and equipment to help each person achieve the highest level of independence.

Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital is located at 5401 South Street in Lincoln, Nebraska, 68506; 402-413-3000;

Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital
5401 South St.
Lincoln, NE 68506
Phone: (402) 413-3000
Toll-Free: (800) 676-5448