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Madonna aids in rehabilitation from acute flaccid myelitis
Patient Stories, Press Releases
July 22, 2019

Madonna therapists are accustomed to helping patients of all ages recover from stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury and complex medical issues, and from time to time, rare complications and diseases affecting mobility, cognition and ability to perform daily tasks. Such is the case with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a condition commonly described as “polio-like”, primarily affecting children. The condition affects the gray matter area of the spinal cord, which causes muscle weakness, diminished reflexes, and in the most extreme cases, respiratory failure.

One year later, stroke survivor embraces life
Press Releases
February 28, 2019

Christy Womeldorff’s passions for hunting and baseball provided inspiration during her recovery from a massive stroke in 2018. The 39-year-old wife and mother regained her voice, mobility and cognitive skills with her family and Madonna team cheering each small accomplishment.