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South Dakota six-year-old battles back from rare disease
August 15, 2019

Kyah Matthews was diagnosed with acute transverse myelitis at the young age of six, starting a journey of recovery that brought her to Madonna's Lincoln Campus. Utilizing aquatic therapy, physical, occupational and recreation therapies as well as the latest in rehabilitation technology, Kyah weaned from a trach and slowly began to regain mobility.

Madonna aids in rehabilitation from acute flaccid myelitis
Patient Stories, Press Releases
July 22, 2019

Madonna therapists are accustomed to helping patients of all ages recover from stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury and complex medical issues, and from time to time, rare complications and diseases affecting mobility, cognition and ability to perform daily tasks. Such is the case with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a condition commonly described as “polio-like”, primarily affecting children. The condition affects the gray matter area of the spinal cord, which causes muscle weakness, diminished reflexes, and in the most extreme cases, respiratory failure.

Media Inquiries

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Lincoln Campus

Tami Rudder, Marketing, Media & PR Specialist
Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals Lincoln Campus

Omaha Campus

Lora Vohl, Marketing, Media & PR Specialist
Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals Omaha Campus