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Cartoons help cultivate success for young AVM survivor
Patient Stories
June 30, 2021

After surviving brain surgery at just 7 years old, Norris Payton, Jr. and his mom Cassie Cudney were unsure whether he'd be able to regain the speech and motor skills he once had. Surprising even his Madonna therapy team, Norris has made great strides in Madonna's pediatric program. 

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.

Brain injury survivor proves to be ‘Strong as Steele’
March 25, 2021

In sports, you learn practice makes perfect, and that’s the mindset 18-year-old Steele McLaren applied to his rehabilitation journey at Madonna. After suffering brain trauma while on a hunting trip, the three-sport athlete from Atlantic, Iowa showed why he’s “Strong as Steele.” And just like on the football field, Steele didn’t face this fight alone. His care team, and 35,000 people on the Facebook page “Praying for Steele #32 strong,” cheered him on every step of the way.