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Category Archive: Patient Stories

Kansas teen a walking testament to hope and healing
In the News, Patient Stories
December 10, 2019

Caleb Tobias of Clearwater, Kansas, has defied all the odds stacked against him after a devastating car crash on March 6. The teenager arrived at Madonna’s Lincoln Campus after 10 surgeries, extremely weak, visually impaired, but his strong faith intact. After six months of intensive rehabilitation, Caleb, wearing his signature red shoes, met his goal to walk out the doors of Madonna. 

Ninja warrior battles back after concussion
In the News, Patient Stories
July 30, 2019

To say Maggi Thorne is tough is an understatement. The Lincolnite is a  former standout UNL track athlete, mom of three and a five-year competitor on the popular television show American Ninja Warrior. After sustaining a concussion during the May finals course in Oklahoma, Maggi’s been recovering with outpatient therapy at Madonna TherapyPlus. 

Madonna aids in rehabilitation from acute flaccid myelitis
Patient Stories, Press Releases
July 22, 2019

Madonna therapists are accustomed to helping patients of all ages recover from stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury and complex medical issues, and from time to time, rare complications and diseases affecting mobility, cognition and ability to perform daily tasks. Such is the case with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a condition commonly described as “polio-like”, primarily affecting children. The condition affects the gray matter area of the spinal cord, which causes muscle weakness, diminished reflexes, and in the most extreme cases, respiratory failure.