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Category Archive: Patient Stories

Nebraska woman embraces Madonna’s technology in remarkable recovery journey
In the News, Patient Stories
May 16, 2024

On October 17th, 2023, Kylee Mueller sustained a stroke while being adjusted at the chiropractor. The 24-year-old from Wayne, Nebraska, came to Madonna’s specialized stroke program needing help to breathe, communicate, move and eat. Madonna’s state-of-the-art technology not only helped Kylee regain her mobility, but also taught her a new way to communicate. Using her infectious laugh, animated facial expressions and hand gestures, there’s no doubt that Kylee captured the hearts of those around her throughout her journey.

Kansas teen relies on love of S.T.E.M. to fuel his recovery
In the News, Patient Stories
April 30, 2024

Dakota Brockman had just started his freshman year at Hutchinson Community College and had big aspirations to study astronomy. After being diagnosed with Wilson’s disease, a rare neurological condition, Dakota came to Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals to improve his speech, coordination and muscle control. With the help of Madonna’s rehabilitation engineering program and a visit from a retired NASA astronaut, Dakota’s mission was full of friendship, collaboration and innovation.

Kansas City man chooses Madonna for intensity of therapy after stroke
In the News, Patient Stories
April 17, 2024

Curt Burney says he never thought in his wildest dreams he would experience a stroke. Then, after returning home from a Thanksgiving dinner with family, he did. It impacted his right side, forcing him to relearn how to walk and talk. Combining Madonna’s stroke expertise, an athletic background and a sense of humor, Curt met his recovery journey with grit and determination.