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Singing gospel songs at Madonna fuels stroke survivor’s recovery

5/1/2018 10:53 AM | Patient Stories

Joe Lape says he's blessed despite suffering a stroke in October 2017. The Omaha pastor shared his love of gospel music with other patients during his recovery at Madonna's Omaha Campus. He says staff tapped into that passion along with his love of golf to help motivate him during therapy. "I love this place. It was a godsend for me to be here."

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Celebrating occupational therapy month at Madonna

4/24/2018 10:50 AM | Patient Stories

The month of April has been designated as Occupational Therapy Month and Madonna would like to recognize the important role of occupational therapy in its comprehensive approach to meet the needs of patients receiving care in Lincoln and Omaha.

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Crash survivors, first responders urge Nebraska drivers to move over, look out for roadside workers (Lincoln Journal Star)

4/11/2018 8:25 AM | In the News

Larry Miller spent time recovering at Madonna's Omaha Campus due to a work-related accident where he lost part of his right leg. A tow truck driver, Larry's among Nebraskans speaking out to drivers, telling them to give room to emergency vehicles and those working along the roadside.

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Former patient fulfills promise of playing guitar for care team

4/2/2018 3:57 PM | In the News, Patient Stories

A motorcycle accident left Levi Weber with severe injuries, including brain trauma. But that didn't stop the Sioux City, Iowa, man from fulfilling his promise to his care team.

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Iowa teen gets special treat from Husker Volleyball (KOLN)

3/14/2018 4:23 PM | In the News

Ashley Crouse, 19, is a dedicated volleyball fan. The Red Oak, Iowa, native appreciates the competitiveness of the sport. After surviving a car crash earlier this year and a three week coma, Ashley’s been recovering from a traumatic brain injury at the Lincoln Campus. Recently she met two Husker volleyball standouts Mickaela Focke, a fellow Iowan, and Annika Albrecht, who are inspired by her hard work and dedication.

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Healing through song (KETV)

3/14/2018 3:04 PM | In the News

After nearly dying from an asthma attack, Genevieve Bundy shares her beautiful voice to encourage and inspire others. The gifted 17-year-old enjoys volunteering at the Lincoln Campus where she recovered last year.

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Brain injury survivor defies limits with Madonna’s intense therapy and support

3/11/2018 12:28 PM | Patient Stories

Tomas "Mossy" Casillas is a resilient, young man who doesn’t give up. He's also a brain injury survivor. Recently spending time recovering at Madonna for brain surgery, this is Mossy's second time in our care. Mom says support and therapy has helped him make gains even she didn't imagine.

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Dish and Bloom with Mary Carol Garrity

3/9/2018 2:17 PM | Foundation News

The Madonna Foundation invites you to attend Dish and Bloom with Mary Carol Garrity on April 25, 2018. Click here to make your reservation.

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Grateful patient honors his care team

3/9/2018 1:29 PM | Foundation News

When Roger Lewis suffered a spinal cord injury, he chose Madonna for his rehabilitation because of its specialized equipment and expertise. The retired executive director of the Children’s Hospital & Medical Center Foundation made a donation to Madonna last year to honor nine members of his care team.

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Donation puts wheels in motion for Madonna

3/9/2018 11:20 AM | Foundation News

Donors and volunteers can be one in the same. A case in point – when a dedicated volunteer donates a brand new wheelchair-accessible van that comfortably transports residents of Madonna’s St. Jane de Chantal extended care services to their medical appointments and outings.

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