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Kansas TBI teen reunites with Madonna care team

11/3/2017 8:39 AM | In the News, Patient Stories

Eight months after suffering a severe brain injury from a two-vehicle car accident, Dayton Copeland heads back to the classroom. But first he stopped by Madonna's Omaha Pediatric Unit to reconnect with staff including his doctor who say he's made "extraordinary steps in his recovery."

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Stroke survivor dresses as clown as part of therapy

10/31/2017 1:27 PM | Patient Stories

Stroke survivor Alice Gewecke recently brought only laughs and smiles to other patients as she performed her clown routine as part of her occupational and speech therapy at Madonna’s Omaha Campus. 

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Kansas man hits the ground rollin’ with help of Vapotherm

10/16/2017 8:52 AM | Patient Stories

In partnership with Vapotherm, this unique technology allows patients to breathe easier. For Kansan Twayne Cutsinger, “It’s changed my whole outlook,” as he worked to regain his highest level of independence following a spinal cord injury.

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Iowa mom writes thank you to Madonna staff for son’s care after stroke

10/9/2017 3:33 PM | Patient Stories

An Iowa mom says her family “made the right and best decision in bringing” her son, 31-year-old Cameron Hernandez, to Madonna’s Omaha Campus for recovery from a tragic incident at the gym. Lori Hernandez expresses her gratitude to Madonna staff in the form of a thank you letter.

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Spinal cord injury survivor determined to walk again

9/15/2017 3:53 PM | Patient Stories

During #spinalcordinjuryawareness month, we’d like to introduce you to Koby Truesdell, a survivor who’s positive attitude and hard work are proof that, “Everything’s going to be all right. Whether you’re a complete or an incomplete, we can all make progress in our everyday lives. Madonna’s a great place for that.

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As teen makes progress recovering from brain injury, mom sees hope

9/14/2017 3:17 PM | Patient Stories

As Lea Knurck has defied the odds doctors initially gave her when she suffered an anoxic brain injury, her progress keeps her mother filled with hope.

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Volunteering the gift of song to Madonna patients

8/29/2017 9:21 AM | Patient Stories

Hearing a favorite song can strike a chord or leave a lasting impression. Watch as Katie Schroeder, a talented musician, shares her gift as a volunteer at Madonna's Omaha Campus.

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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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