Tag Archive: spinal cord injury

Haley Meeks’ unyielding path to independence
In the News, Patient Stories
November 15, 2023

Haley Meeks is known to most for her bubbly personality and her need for independence. After a serious car accident, she came to Madonna seeking guidance on how to return to her life roles. Time spent on several pieces of advanced rehabilitation technology and in Madonna’s therapy kitchen and transitional living apartment provided opportunities for Haley to flourish. Here’s a peak into her journey, one full of resiliency and charisma.

Madonna gives Nebraska All-Star football player new life outlook after spinal cord injury
In the News, Patient Stories
August 10, 2023

Byron Skinner of Merriman, Nebraska, was driving home from work when his brakes stopped working. In the rollover crash, the 18-year-old was ejected and sustained a spinal cord injury. Byron crawled back to the highway and waited for help. Instead of playing in the Nebraska-Wyoming six-man All-Star prep football game, Byron arrived at Madonna eager to learn how to become independent in a wheelchair. His care team got creative and incorporated his favorite things into his sessions. Watch and read about how the Nebraska teen re-discovered himself after his life-altering injury.

Missouri truck driver triumphs over work-related injury
In the News, Patient Stories
July 18, 2023

Bianca Weathers of Cabool, Missouri, is used to life on the road. A dairy truck driver for three decades, she went everywhere. But, when a fall at work resulted in a broken foot and led to further medical complications, she turned to Madonna to guide her back to independence. Watch and read Bianca’s story to see how Madonna’s expert medical care helps her reach her goals.

South Dakota woman no stranger to medical rehabilitation
In the News, Patient Stories
June 15, 2023

As a medication aide, Michelle Thompson of Deadwood, South Dakota, is used to caring for others. But after a spinal cord injury, she had “her opportunity to be cared for”, occupational therapist Kelsey Elting said, and this wasn’t even her first medically-challenging experience. Learn more about how her mental fortitude helped her road to recovery at Madonna.