Three years ago, Larry the Cable Guy announced the Git R Done Foundation’s $1.2 million gift to create the Alexis Verzal Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital at Madonna. Since its opening in July of 2010, the new inpatient facility has truly transformed lives.
Now thanks to a $470,000 gift from Rhonda and Thomas Peed of the Peed Foundation, Madonna will be able to take the next step in children’s rehabilitation by relocating and renovating its outpatient pediatric therapy services.
The renovation includes the construction of a pediatric therapy gym, private treatment rooms, and a reception area. The therapy gym will include a floor to ceiling climbing wall and a variety of therapeutic equipment. The area is expected to be completed this summer.
Moving outpatient services adjacent to the Alexis Verzal Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital will give children and their families more convenient use of the state-of-the-art equipment located inside the inpatient children’s rehab hospital, such as the Lokomat™ robotic gait trainer, the indoor playground, and the Snoezelen sensory therapy room.
The new outpatient facility also will feature a 1,850 square foot outdoor therapeutic courtyard and playground. This inviting area will be fully landscaped and outfitted with comfortable benches, tables and chairs and accessible playground equipment.
The proximity of inpatient and outpatient pediatric services will help establish a link between families who are just starting down a long rehab path with those who have already navigated through it.
“We are most grateful to Rhonda and Tom Peed for their long history of support of Madonna, but especially for this gift that will help transform the lives of our youngest patients,” said Madonna President and CEO Marsha Lommel.
The Madonna Foundation offers special thanks to the following organizations and individuals whose generous gifts join with the Peed Foundation to make this project a reality:
Cintani Foundation, Gardner Foundation, GE Foundation, Hawkins Family Foundation, B. Keith & Norma F. Heuremann Foundation, Kolterman Agency, Lincoln Community Foundation, Lester A. Walker Foundation, Canalica Bicoy, Joan Blair, Drs. Robert and Stacie Bleicher, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Brester, Mr. and Mrs. John Campbell, Jr., Dr. and Mrs. Patrick Clare, Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Claussen, Curtis Cochran, Jr., Josephine Duggan, Stan Edelstein, Robert and Donna Ewoldt, Monsignor John Folda, Lindsey Frohn, Mr. and Mrs. Simon Gallagher, Colleen Gerelman, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Gourley, Judge Donald Grant and Dr. Carmen Grant, Jason and Michelle Grieser, Dee Hahn, Ron and Chris Harris, Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Hartman, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hayden, Mr. and Mrs. Eric Hofer, Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Hoskins, Beverly Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Jensen, Mr. and Mrs. Ray L. Koch, The J. Gates Minnick Family, Thomas J. Newman, Dr. Valentine D. Nowicki, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Jerry D. O’Brien, Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Piti, William Primrose, Gaylord E. Rachow, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Radil, Mr. and Mrs. William H. Ramsey, Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Reynoldson, Paul Sanderfer, Herbert* and Barbara Schliesser, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel T. Scully, Sr., Harley Shoemaker, Len Sloup and Sue Quambush, Mr. an Mrs. Thomas C. Smith, Suzanne and Scott Sughroue Family, Brandon and Tiffany Verzal, Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Verzal, Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Vierk, Donna W. Woods Family and Nicole Zitek.
On behalf of the children we are privileged to serve, we thank you.