Jamie Richards is a young nurse who never imagined she would suffer a stroke. Relearning how to walk, prepare food and care for her family motivated the young woman in her recovery and she credits the experience for making her a better nurse, mother and advocate for other stroke patients.
At Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals, hundreds of patients recovering from serious injury or illness push through hours of therapy each day with a goal of getting back to their life roles. While all types of therapies involve work, Madonna’s recreational therapists (RTs) help patients get back to their hobbies and passions, integrating those joys into rehabilitation.
Just weeks after delivering her third child, Amber Becker woke up to numbness on her left side. The probem didn't go away, and after an emergency room visit and multiple hospitals, doctors struggled to find a definitive diagnosis. She began rehabilitation at Madonna's Omaha Campus and was eventually diagnosed with a rare form of multiple sclerosis. She continues to make huge strides in rehabilitation, her family motivating her hard work and positivity.