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After diving accident paralyzes teen, he discovers new dreams

1/7/2019 8:52 AM | In the News, Patient Stories

Malik Paulson inspires others with his dedication and will to succeed after a devastating spinal cord injury. His recovery at Madonna was fueled by the support of his family and his impressive tenacity.

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Madonna team incorporates fun and play into young cancer survivor’s rehab

1/4/2019 3:43 PM | Patient Stories

Aiden Melia loves Captain America and video games. Recently the 6-year-old tapped into his own superhero powers to regain strength at Madonna's Omaha Campus. This after undergoing surgeries and cancer treatment for tumors on his brain stem and spine. Facing each new battle with unwavering courage, resilience and occasional panda play.

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Husband and father uses music to heal from stroke

1/4/2019 10:36 AM | Patient Stories

After surviving a fall, Ted Gray was in surgery and suffered from a stroke. This father of two used his passion and positivity to heal.

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Young man is home for the holidays after spinal cord injury

12/25/2018 8:33 AM | In the News, Patient Stories

Malik Paulson returned to his home in Sioux Falls, SD, after spending several months recovering from a spinal cord injury. His family was thrilled to welcome Malik back just in time to celebrate the Christmas holiday.

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Sioux City woman recovers from brain bleed, continues cancer fight

12/24/2018 10:05 AM | In the News, Patient Stories

Mari Jackson doesn't take her health or family for granted. This after regaining strength at Madonna's Omaha Campus after undergoing surgery to stop a brain bleed. Mari made huge gains in recovery during the seven weeks she went through Madonna's continuum.

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Lincoln woman inspires others with featured spot in 2019 Madonna calendar

12/24/2018 8:24 AM | In the News, Patient Stories

Deb Waechter is back in the Lincoln community pursuing her passions and caring for her family after surviving a brain tumor and rehabilitating at Madonna's Lincoln campus. She is featured in the annual calendar, providing inspiration to Madonna patients, staff, and supporters.

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Husker football players visit brightens day for Madonna patients

12/13/2018 11:29 AM | In the News, Patient Stories

Husker Football Nation made a stop to Madonna's Lincoln Campus to spread some pre-Thanksgiving cheer, providing words of encouragement, high-fives and inspiration to patients.

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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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Traumatic brain injury survivor has her family by her side through therapy

12/6/2018 10:47 AM | Patient Stories

Hayden Pippett of Le Mars, Iowa, suffered a traumatic brain injury after being involved in a July car crash that claimed the life of her older sister. Thanks to Madonna and family support, Hayden relearned to walk, talk and be a kid again.

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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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