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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.

Lincoln man back to work in aviation one year after serious spinal cord injury
In the News
February 04, 2021

The last few years have been a roller coaster ride for James Rosenkranz. After breaking his leg in a 2018 car crash, James’ hope for a brief recovery has turned into years of rehabilitation. While healing from trauma, he developed a blood clot that traveled to his lungs causing a pulmonary embolism, and wound up in the hospital again. James slipped into a two-week coma, losing function of both legs. Doctors weren’t optimistic, giving James only an 11% chance of recovering. But that didn’t stop the retired Navy veteran from setting the bar high working with his care team at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals-Lincoln Campus.

2020 GOAL Award Update: Colby Johnson
November 02, 2020

In 2020 we are checking in with past GOAL Award recipients to see where their journey has taken them since they received this coveted staff-driven award. Learn more about Colby Johnson, proud husband and father of two. 

Iowa SCI survivor says Madonna was “only choice” for rehab after injury
September 01, 2020

Robert Goeden, who suffered an incomplete spinal cord injury after falling off scaffolding last January. he knew immediately that Madonna was the place to be for the next step in his recovery. The volunteer firefighter from Pierson, Iowa, spent two months working tirelessly to rebuild strength and stamina and is now grateful to be home with his wife and three children.