As a veteran Navy hospital corpsman, Rachel Matthews has seen her fair share of others battling with health issues. But now the 65-year-old resident of Platte Center, Neb., is facing a battle of her own: non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a diagnosis she first received in June 2019.
Celebrating GOAL Awards virtually this year, we decided to revisit some of our past winners to see where their journey has taken them since receiving the award. Catch up on Josh Hodgson, a pediatric stroke survivor whose Madonna experience inspired his sister Kayla, to pursue a career as an occupational therapist.
Madonna ergomomics expert Jody Luzum shares tips for setting up an at-home workspace that minimizes strains and discomfort.
Just weeks after delivering her third child, Amber Becker woke up to numbness on her left side. The probem didn't go away, and after an emergency room visit and multiple hospitals, doctors struggled to find a definitive diagnosis. She began rehabilitation at Madonna's Omaha Campus and was eventually diagnosed with a rare form of multiple sclerosis. She continues to make huge strides in rehabilitation, her family motivating her hard work and positivity.