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Singer rediscovers her voice through therapy
In the News, Patient Stories
August 25, 2022

Geslin Alexander loved to sing jazz but after a nearly five-month stay in two different acute care hospitals, Geslin’s voice didn’t sound like she wanted it to. When she arrived at Madonna, her entire body was deconditioned from a lengthy battle with several different medical conditions. She spent weeks on a ventilator and underwent multiple surgeries, including amputations on both feet. She was forced to relearn how to walk, talk and even breathe on her own. Read on to learn how she found her voice again.

The power of a poet
In the News, Patient Stories
August 02, 2022

Noah Weaver has long expressed the way he feels through poetry and lyrics. But then a car accident changed the 26-year-old’s life in an instant. Noah was involved in a car accident that caused a brain injury and required life-saving care. He woke up unable to walk or talk; not knowing if he would be able to remember his poetry or perform it again.

Four-year-old boy makes waves at Madonna after being diagnosed with GBS
In the News, Patient Stories
July 27, 2022

When he’s not watching "Paw Patrol," 4-year-old Jensen Miles loves playing outside. But in May 2022, his parents knew something was wrong when his body grew weak and he lost the use of his arms and legs. Doctors at Boys Town National Research Hospital diagnosed the energetic boy from O’Neill, Nebraska, with Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rare condition where the immune system attacks the body’s nerves.