Patient Stories

Patient visits UNL’s Tractor Test Lab as part of therapy

3/21/2017 8:41 AM | Patient Stories

A combine accident caused a major brain trauma for University of Nebraska-Lincoln alumnus Al Austin. He came to Madonna in September and has been working to strengthen his right arm, memory skills, and most importantly his communication.

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Siouxland native gains momentum after ‘fight with a railroad train’

3/8/2017 11:51 AM | Patient Stories

Doug Dickson is back home tonight, after spending six weeks at Madonna’s Omaha Campus after colliding with a locomotive. The Siouxland native received numerous injuries as a result of the accident, saying he, “Just got in a fight with a railroad train.” Doug’s hard work and positive attitude are helping to contribute to his amazing recovery. For now, the 46-year semi-truck driver has traded in his 18-wheeler for two wheels to get around town.

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Wichita father celebrates one year since his accident

2/2/2017 3:08 PM | Patient Stories

John Cummings came to Madonna last January after falling from his roof while taking down his Christmas lights. He is thrilled to be where he is today, just one year later.

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Gretna man has found his voice after a traumatic brain injury

2/2/2017 2:05 PM | Patient Stories

A Gretna wife cherishes the sound of her husband’s voice after a work-related accident nearly silenced it forever.

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Engineers modify toy electric car to get Kansas toddler mobile

1/12/2017 8:31 AM | Patient Stories, Press Releases

Carter Brown may be just 16 months old, but he’s got a license to drive thanks to the work of engineers with Madonna's Institute for Rehabilitation Science and Engineering.

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Former Madonna patient named to national wheelchair basketball team

1/11/2017 8:07 AM | Patient Stories

Congratulations to Jeromie Meyer, a former Madonna patient, for being named to the 2017 U.S. Men's U23 World Championships wheelchair basketball team!

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Family is the most important part of therapy for Kansas graduate

12/28/2016 8:11 AM | Patient Stories

Family bonds are important around this time of year. For patients at Madonna, where family-centered care is a priority, the support of family and friends is a big part of the rehabilitation journey. Listen as Myles Hibler, who came to Madonna after a spinal cord injury left him unable tomove his arms or legs, shares his family story.

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Technology and innovative therapies help 6-foot-6-inch-tall teen recover from spinal cord injury

12/11/2016 6:51 PM | Patient Stories

At 6 feet 6 inches tall, Brandon’s height played a major factor into where he would recover. After seeing the technology involved, therapy options available and the education provided, Brandon’s parents said Madonna became the natural fit. 

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Stroke survivor spreads message of hope through awareness

9/29/2016 9:25 AM | Patient Stories

In partnership with the Nebraska State Stroke Association, there is support and guidance available to those who need it. And one stroke survivor, Keith Fickenscher, says there is hope in the healing process.

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Madonna staff surprise patient with T-shirts showing support

9/14/2016 9:58 AM | Patient Stories

Madonna patient Joey Bierman, who is recovering from a spinal cord injury, got a surprise from a group of nurses, nurse aides and a respiratory therapist Thursday.

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