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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.

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. 

Kansas Teen Recovers After Firearm Accident
November 06, 2020

Nash Lindberg of Great Bend, Kansas, quickly won over his care team at Madonna’s Lincoln campus with his sense of humor, faith and drive to get stronger every day. During his recovery from a spinal cord injury, Nash set a goal to walk out of Madonna on his last day.