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Young brain injury survivor celebrates returning home for Christmas
In the News, Patient Stories
December 15, 2021

Jayslynn “Jays” Ramirez has always loved Christmas, and this year the holiday will mean even more to her and her family. That’s because Jays will be home for the first time since an August car accident left her with a brain injury. While she recovered at Madonna, her care team incorporated her love of Christmas into her therapy, like decorating the Christmas tree. “That’s the cool part about doing things that patients love because you’re able to marry the therapy and what they want to do together, and that way everyone wins,” Bridget Mulhall, an occupational therapy student who worked with Jays at Madonna, said.

Former ER nurse becomes patient, bonds with nurse aide
In the News, Patient Stories
December 09, 2021

Every day, our nursing staff goes above and beyond in the care they provide. Nurse Aide Maretis Dosedla says she treats each patient like a member of her own family. That compassion and hospitality helped Maretis quickly bond with one of her patients, who also happened to be an ER nurse. Turns out that special connection is what's helping speed up the recovery process. 

Big personality brings big gains for AVM survivor
In the News, Patient Stories
November 16, 2021

For 23-year-old Rachel “Sophie” Hardin, being fiercely independent is proving key to her recovery journey. This after the Missourian suffered an arteriovenous malformation (AVM) rupture in late August. Learn how Madonna's physical, occupational and speech therapists work together and incorporate innovative technologies to help the architect-engineer regain skills she had lost in order to get back to work.

Madonna Celebrates Healthy Vision Month
July 21, 2021

At Madonna, we provide intensive and comprehensive rehabilitation programs for individuals recovering from a neurological illness or serious injury. Vision issues are common among our patients across all levels of care, especially those who have survived traumatic brain injuries or strokes. Addressing an individual’s ability to see clearly early in the rehabilitation program can improve results for many patients because vision relates directly to balance, attention and interaction with people and objects in one's environment.

Mother of brain injury survivor finds the silver lining in a pandemic
Patient Stories
June 24, 2021

Diana Schneider looks back on 17 months filled with uncertainty and counts her blessings. For the single mother of three, the pandemic has given her the freedom to work remotely and at times, nights and weekends. The flexibility gives her additional time to spend at home caring and advocating for her son, Nick Murphy, recovering from brain trauma.