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Iowa man with West Nile virus completes inpatient rehabilitation

9/28/2018 9:34 AM | In the News, Patient Stories

Troy Clark has spent years perfecting his craft as a tree trimmer in southwest Iowa. Yet the 59-year-old was no match for West Nile virus, which knocked him down this past summer. Troy sat down and talked to KMTV about his experience and recovery.

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Miles for Madonna 2018

9/27/2018 8:40 AM | Foundation News

The 3rd annual Miles for Madonna took place on Saturday, September 22 at Omaha's Lake Zorinsky. Nearly 200 runners and walkers turned out to benefit Madonna's St. Benedict fund, which helps patients and employees who are experiencing an urgent financial need.

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Idaho dad says Madonna’s the ‘perfect spot’ for son’s brain injury recovery

9/26/2018 11:50 AM | Patient Stories, Press Releases

Hunter Jacobson, 15, suffered severe injuries including brain trauma after a dirt bike accident near his home in Sandpoint, Idaho back in December 2017. When it became time for pediatric rehabilitation, Hunter's dad researched the best facilities online and came upon Madonna. Bob Jacobson says upon walking into the main entrance of Madonna's Omaha Campus, he "knew this would be the perfect spot for Hunter."

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Deaf Lincoln man uses interpreter to recover from stroke

9/19/2018 9:34 AM | In the News, Patient Stories

Gary Theiler, a stroke survivor from Lincoln, is deaf and relies on professional interpreters to accurately translate during his recovery at Madonna’s Lincoln Campus. Kelly Billings, OT, agrees that she couldn’t complete her sessions with Gary without the interpreter’s assistance. KLKN Channel 8 explained how Gary, his interpreter and Billings work together in his outpatient therapy.

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Madonna expert explains new rear-facing car safety seat recommendations

9/17/2018 10:14 AM | Patient Stories

New guidelines recommend children-regardless of age- stay rear-facing until they reach the upper height and weight requirements of the car seat manufacturer’s instructions. Madonna has 15 staff who are Child Passenger Safety Technicians. One of those technicians who's also a physical therapist, explains how properly buckling up your child now will benefit them down the road.

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Omaha firefighter credits Madonna for help battling back after bull riding injury

9/12/2018 2:58 PM | Patient Stories, Press Releases

Brain trauma survivor Tom Bartek humbly receives a hero’s send-off by his care team, who presented him with the Madonna Spirit Award on his last day of inpatient rehabilitation. The Omaha firefighter was injured Aug. 4, 2018 in a charity bull riding event and credits Madonna’s Omaha Campus for his recovery.

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Husker surprises his #1 fan with a visit to the Lincoln Campus

9/4/2018 10:59 AM | In the News, Patient Stories

Husker wide receiver and team captain Stanley Morgan Jr., surprised 12-year-old Malaki Swantek of Bellwood, Nebraska, who is receiving therapy on Madonna's Lincoln Campus to regain strength after complications from cerebral palsy. The reaction was truly heartwarming.

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Thanking the angels of Madonna

8/30/2018 9:09 AM | Foundation News

Sidney Doane was featured as the keynote speaker at the Madonna Foundation's Angel Spotlight Event, held in May 2018.

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Madonna employees pay it forward through scholarship

8/30/2018 8:38 AM | Foundation News

Two Madonna employees were recently awarded the Betty A. Sweinimer Memorial Scholarship, an award made possible by two Madonna employees in honor of their mother and grandmother.

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Iowa State student is driven to get back to the farm following a work-related brain injury

8/10/2018 11:57 AM | Patient Stories

Caleb Clemon plans on heading back to Iowa State University in the fall after being involved in a work-related accident causing extensive injuries including brain trauma. Caleb recovered at Madonna's Omaha Campus, where therapy sessions helped him gain strength both physically and mentally. It’s all in an effort to get back to Caleb’s true passion of working with animals, namely cattle.

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