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Alaska man chooses Madonna for brain injury treatment

4/24/2017 1:00 PM | Patient Stories

After a brain injury, Jeff Fowler and his wife learned how important rehabilitation is for recovery.

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Spinal cord injury survivor describes rehabilitation

4/21/2017 10:13 AM | Patient Stories

Spinal cord injury survivor John Abkes, of Omaha, Nebraska, describes his rehabilitation experience as a patient at Madonna's Lincoln Campus and in outpatient at Madonna's Omaha Campus.

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Omaha worker receives spirit for his hard work at recovery

4/20/2017 1:40 PM | Patient Stories

Jared Clawson is among the workers' comp success stories, choosing Madonna for rehabilitation after suffering a work-related accident in January. Jared spent just over one month in our care. Before walking out, his team presented him with a much-deserved keepsake for his hard work.

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Iowa bridesmaid fulfills vow after brain and spinal trauma

4/7/2017 3:08 PM | Patient Stories

Wedding season is fast approaching and for Emily Meyer, being part of her big brother’s big day was a huge motivator in her recovery. During the summer 2016 the Iowa State college student was involved in a car accident. Suffering brain and spinal cord trauma Emily spent five months recovering at Madonna’s Lincoln campus. She says keeping her promise is what motivated her each day of therapy.

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Kansas teen tackles brain injury head on

3/31/2017 10:31 AM | Patient Stories

15-year-old Devin Busick suffered a traumatic brain injury back in November. The Manhattan, Kansas, teen was involved in a car accident while on his way to school. Four months later, he’s back in the classroom. Mom says he’s defying the odds because, like his love for the gridiron and tackling opponents who stand in his way, “He’s been a fighter since the day he was born.”

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Severe car accident gives Nebraska teen a new outlook on life

3/27/2017 2:24 PM | Patient Stories

Colleen Brockmann says her youngest son's big heart is more visible after a car accident this past Father's Day.

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Former Madonna patient shares story with DC Post-Gazette

3/23/2017 8:11 AM | In the News, Patient Stories

Reed Mayberry of Wahoo spent time at Madonna's Omaha Campus after suffering a brain injury while skiing in Colorado. His story was featured in the Douglas County Post-Gazette, which you can read here.

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Patient visits UNL’s Tractor Test Lab as part of therapy

3/21/2017 8:41 AM | Patient Stories

A combine accident caused a major brain trauma for University of Nebraska-Lincoln alumnus Al Austin. He came to Madonna in September and has been working to strengthen his right arm, memory skills, and most importantly his communication.

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Siouxland native gains momentum after ‘fight with a railroad train’

3/8/2017 11:51 AM | Patient Stories

Doug Dickson is back home tonight, after spending six weeks at Madonna’s Omaha Campus after colliding with a locomotive. The Siouxland native received numerous injuries as a result of the accident, saying he, “Just got in a fight with a railroad train.” Doug’s hard work and positive attitude are helping to contribute to his amazing recovery. For now, the 46-year semi-truck driver has traded in his 18-wheeler for two wheels to get around town.

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Wichita father celebrates one year since his accident

2/2/2017 3:08 PM | Patient Stories

John Cummings came to Madonna last January after falling from his roof while taking down his Christmas lights. He is thrilled to be where he is today, just one year later.

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