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‘She still is going strong’ - Graci’s journey

8/11/2017 2:58 PM | Patient Stories

While she’s taken the next step in her recovery journey, 17-year-old Elizabeth “Graci” Garcia isn’t far from our memories. The Tekamah, Nebraska, teen spent four months recovering from a traumatic brain injury at Madonna’s Omaha Campus pediatric unit. 

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Rehabilitation after stroke helps Kearney man return to the golf course

8/11/2017 1:40 PM | Patient Stories

Just a short time after heading home, Ross Finley went from Wii Golf during a recreation therapy session at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals-Omaha Campus, to out on the golf course.

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Nebraska trucker with nerve damage considers this adaptive technology a ‘game changer’

7/19/2017 5:01 PM | Patient Stories

Keith Rader is a truck driver who improvised the way he lived life after suffering permanent nerve damage to his right hand. That’s now changed after a Madonna occupational therapist introduced him to a new piece of technology. Keith says it’s a game changer that fits like a glove.

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Independence Day is more than just a holiday at Madonna

6/22/2017 10:52 AM | Patient Stories, Press Releases

We’re celebrating stories of independence during the entire month of July – not just on Independence Day.

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Missouri man celebrates every milestone after severe car accident

6/16/2017 2:17 PM | Patient Stories

While at Madonna, Jacob Rickel and his family found reasons to celebrate, both large and small, as he recovered from a crash that left him with a traumatic brain injury.

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An open letter from teen stroke survivor’s father

6/15/2017 9:26 AM | Patient Stories

Father’s Day is special day.  This year it has extra special meaning for a father who watched as his 14-year-old son fought to recover after a stroke.

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With motivation from Madonna staff, Kansas woman exceeds expectations

6/13/2017 2:41 PM | Patient Stories

Motivation is the driving force behind rehabilitation, but where patients find their motivation differs. Brandi Jecha, 25, says one of her biggest motivators was Physical Therapist Kristi Rocole.

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Madonna researchers develop communication technology for patients with severe disabilities

6/12/2017 4:16 PM | Patient Stories

Technology developed by the Communication Center of Excellence in the Institute for Rehabilitation Science and Engineering helps patients at Madonna communicate.

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Omaha Campus chapel hosts wedding for Madonna patient

6/9/2017 2:51 PM | In the News, Patient Stories

A Madonna patient used the Omaha Campus chapel to get married on Friday, June 9, 2017.

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Stroke survivor makes good on his promise to dance with Madonna nurse

6/9/2017 8:35 AM | In the News, Patient Stories

Iowa naive Ed Eilander suffered a stroke and spent time recovering at Madonna's Lincoln Campus. Early on in his recovery Ed made a promise to nurse liaison, Madonna Stillmunks, which he was determined to keep. "I promise you I'll dance with you because someday I'm going to walk," said Ed.

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