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Rosie the Renegade No Stranger to Masks
Patient Stories
July 17, 2020

At almost 3 years old, little Rosie Kubik has climbed more mountains and conquered more obstacles than most of us can imagine. The spunky red-head has spent most of her young life battling serious health issues, and now is using her experience and voice to share an important message.

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.