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Madonna’s Research Institute modifies cars for kids

12/6/2018 2:20 PM | Patient Stories

Madonna's Research Institute is partnering to change lives for kids with special needs. They're modifing toy cars designd to meet each child’s specific needs, giving the young drivers a more open road than they’re used to.

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Active wife and mom learns to navigate life after spinal cord injury

12/5/2018 2:47 PM | Patient Stories

Amanda Snook learned a new lifestyle after a paralyzing car crash. The wife, mother and education professional says returning to her kids, both at home and school, motivated her to get back behind the wheel.

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Missouri brain injury survivor grateful for Madonna’s Work Re-Entry Program

11/12/2018 9:07 AM | Patient Stories

Roger Richards survived a 20-foot after being attacked by angry wasps. Roger suffered severe brain trauma as a result of the injury. He came to Madonna’s Lincoln Campus to recover and ‘find himself’ again by participating in the unique Work Re-Entry Program.

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Missouri brain injury survivor says God paved the way after car crash

11/6/2018 11:20 AM | Patient Stories

Preston Gusoskey is moving forward despite being involved in a car crash that nearly took his life. Suffering severe brain trauma from the March 2016 accident, Preston was given a two percent chance of surviving. Through strong faith, hard work and determination, along with incredible family support, Preston says graduating high school is just the beginning.

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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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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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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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