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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. 

Iowa teacher returns to classroom after spinal cord injury
Patient Stories
February 25, 2021

As a teacher, lesson plans are a part of Whitney Hulse’s daily life. But after suffering a spinal cord injury in a car crash, Whitney, from Ames, Iowa, shifted from Spanish teacher to patient at Madonna’s Lincoln Campus, becoming a full-time student in relearning how to stand, walk and build stamina. Whitney worked tirelessly in therapy for six weeks, reaching milestones like standing, walking and driving. Today, Whitney is back in the classroom, teaching Spanish to her middle and high school students.