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Active Kansan enjoys full life after a teenage SCI
Patient Stories
September 09, 2021

Survivors of a spinal cord injury may have to navigate life differently after an injury, but it doesn't mean an end to the passions or hobbies they once enjoyed. Kraig Kettler suffered a spinal cord injury as a teen. Years later, he credits much of his active lifestyle to his attitude and the care he received at Madonna's Lincoln Campus.  

Cartoons help cultivate success for young AVM survivor
Patient Stories
June 30, 2021

After surviving brain surgery at just 7 years old, Norris Payton, Jr. and his mom Cassie Cudney were unsure whether he'd be able to regain the speech and motor skills he once had. Surprising even his Madonna therapy team, Norris has made great strides in Madonna's pediatric program. 

Mother of brain injury survivor finds the silver lining in a pandemic
Patient Stories
June 24, 2021

Diana Schneider looks back on 17 months filled with uncertainty and counts her blessings. For the single mother of three, the pandemic has given her the freedom to work remotely and at times, nights and weekends. The flexibility gives her additional time to spend at home caring and advocating for her son, Nick Murphy, recovering from brain trauma.