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Senior vows to walk unassisted across stage to receive high school diploma

5/17/2018 9:16 AM | Patient Stories

Nyeilah Suggs worked hard last fall in Madonna TherapyPlus outpatient therapy to fulfill her goal of walking across stage to receive her high school diploma.

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New mom celebrates “mini miracles” after suffering stroke (KETV)

5/8/2018 9:28 AM | In the News, Patient Stories

Jessica Lode is a new mom, wife and runner. And at just 33, she suffered a stroke back in December. Jessica recovered at Madonna's Omaha Campus. KETV caught up with Jessica, now 34, who says she celebrates “mini miracles” as continues to gain back function in her left hand.

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Iowa man once paralyzed is now back on his feet (Siouxland News)

5/8/2018 9:25 AM | In the News, Patient Stories

Keith Bohle is a financial planner in Kingsley, Iowa, whose life changed dramatically after contracting Guillain-Barre in August 2017. Within 36 hours, Keith was paralyzed. Through months of therapy at Madonna’s Lincoln Campus, Keith never lost his humor and met his goal to walk out the door.

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Singing gospel songs at Madonna fuels stroke survivor’s recovery

5/1/2018 10:53 AM | Patient Stories

Joe Lape says he's blessed despite suffering a stroke in October 2017. The Omaha pastor shared his love of gospel music with other patients during his recovery at Madonna's Omaha Campus. He says staff tapped into that passion along with his love of golf to help motivate him during therapy. "I love this place. It was a godsend for me to be here."

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Celebrating occupational therapy month at Madonna

4/24/2018 10:50 AM | Patient Stories

The month of April has been designated as Occupational Therapy Month and Madonna would like to recognize the important role of occupational therapy in its comprehensive approach to meet the needs of patients receiving care in Lincoln and Omaha.

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Former patient fulfills promise of playing guitar for care team

4/2/2018 3:57 PM | In the News, Patient Stories

A motorcycle accident left Levi Weber with severe injuries, including brain trauma. But that didn't stop the Sioux City, Iowa, man from fulfilling his promise to his care team.

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Brain injury survivor defies limits with Madonna’s intense therapy and support

3/11/2018 12:28 PM | Patient Stories

Tomas "Mossy" Casillas is a resilient, young man who doesn’t give up. He's also a brain injury survivor. Recently spending time recovering at Madonna for brain surgery, this is Mossy's second time in our care. Mom says support and therapy has helped him make gains even she didn't imagine.

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‘Never give up’ attitude drives Iowa woman’s recovery from traumatic brain injury

2/26/2018 12:37 PM | Patient Stories

Sydney Redler is baking cupcakes in the Independence Square kitchen for occupational therapy.  It’s a long way from where the 19-year-old was a month earlier.

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Dad praises Madonna for son’s recovery from brain injury caused by motorcycle crash

2/9/2018 2:48 PM | Patient Stories

Jake Onstott is on the road to the recovery. This after a motorcycle crash in mid-September caused a traumatic brain injury among other injuries to the Yankton, South Dakota, man. His dad credits Madonna for giving him his son back, saying, "he's my hero. He's doing things I didn't think were possible."

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Madonna celebrates Recreation Therapy month

2/9/2018 11:12 AM | Patient Stories

Madonna's recreation therapists each day work to create connections with patients and provide them with the necessary tools and skill set to successfully navigate the communities where they live, work and play once they leave Madonna.

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