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‘A more normal life’ — Kids with special needs get their own wheels

11/5/2018 12:41 PM | In the News, Patient Stories

Madonna's Rehabilitation Institute partners with a Lincoln, Nebraska, online retailer to help kids with special needs cruise in style.

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‘Miracle Kid’ from Tanzania returns to visit Madonna care team

11/1/2018 10:56 AM | In the News, Patient Stories

Doreen Mshana was one of three children who survived a horrific bus crash in May 2017 in her home country of Tanzania. Following the extraordinary lifesaving efforts of STEMM (Siouxland Tanzania Educational Medical Ministries) and Mercy Medical Center, Madonna stepped in to help Doreen in the next stage of recovery. She returned this week to visit her care team and show off her continued progress.

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Madonna celebrates National Respiratory Therapy Week

10/22/2018 2:09 PM | In the News

Madonna celebrates the integral work performed by respiratory therapists as part of our interdisciplinary care teams. Specialists in the cardiopulmonary system, our RTs perform critical tasks to help patients with complex medical issues improve pulmonary health and regain independence.

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Iowa man uses music and faith to heal

10/4/2018 10:51 AM | In the News, Patient Stories

Ted Gray of Council Bluffs, Iowa, used music therapy to recover from a stroke. His team at Madonna arranged for him to play the organ at one of Madonna's weekly chapel services.

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Couple supports each other during recovery

10/1/2018 9:16 AM | In the News, Patient Stories

Shelia and Arlyn Copley survived a plane crash near Crete, Nebraska, in early September. They both sustained a spinal cord injury and are working hard to return home to their four children in Denton.The couple is a familiar sight at the Lincoln Campus where they celebrate every achievement in their recoveries.

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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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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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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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Lincoln educator back in the classroom with help from Madonna

8/6/2018 10:03 AM | In the News, Patient Stories

A fall in his bathroom led to a dual diagnosis of a concussion and Parkinson’s disease, plus a summer of therapy, for Al Bock of Lincoln. The North Star High School teacher of 32 years is grateful for his TherapyPlus team at Madonna’s Lincoln Campus.

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