Media Inquiries

To arrange interviews with Madonna experts or request an interview with a patient, please contact the Madonna Marketing and PR Department:

Call 402.413.4291 or email MarketingandPR@madonna.org.

Brian Pickering
Director of Marketing and Communications

Elie Mapes
Marketing Communications Specialist

Shelia Burchess 
Marketing Project Manager

Tami Rudder
Marketing, Media and PR Specialist

Lora Vohl
Marketing, Media and PR Specialist

Marjorie Sturgeon
Marketing, Media and PR Specialist

News

Retired Navy officer overcomes stroke in time for Veterans Day (KOLN)

11/11/2017 1:10 PM | In the News

Laurence "Gunner" James shared his story with KOLN in time for Veterans Day. After a Sept. 12 stroke, Laurence “Gunner” James channeled the discipline from his 28 years in the Navy into his recovery at the Lincoln Campus. The long-time employee of Duncan Aviation participated in the Work Re-Entry program to refine his cognition and multi-tasking skills.

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Stroke won’t stopy Army vet from walking again (WOWT)

11/8/2017 1:17 PM | In the News

In advance of Veterans Day, WOWT featured Victor Cabriales who served two tours in Iraq, retiring in 2010 as a Sergeant First Class (SFC) after serving 34 years in the U.S. Army. Now, at 66, the war veteran is battling for independence after suffering a stroke in mid-September.

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Kansas TBI teen reunites with Madonna care team

11/3/2017 8:39 AM | In the News, Patient Stories

Eight months after suffering a severe brain injury from a two-vehicle car accident, Dayton Copeland heads back to the classroom. But first he stopped by Madonna's Omaha Pediatric Unit to reconnect with staff including his doctor who say he's made "extraordinary steps in his recovery."

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Stroke survivor dresses as clown as part of therapy

10/31/2017 1:27 PM | Patient Stories

Stroke survivor Alice Gewecke recently brought only laughs and smiles to other patients as she performed her clown routine as part of her occupational and speech therapy at Madonna’s Omaha Campus. 

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Iowa man makes most of life after fall leaves him paralyzed (KETV)

10/30/2017 8:39 AM | In the News

Former patient Andrew Strom has a completely different outlook on life after he sustained a paralyzing spinal cord injury in 2015.

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Derby dreams come true for Madonna patient (Lincoln Journal Star)

10/20/2017 8:34 AM | In the News

Vicki Dilocker of Cherokee, Iowa, got a surprise visit by the No Coast Derby Girls as she wages a courageous battle against Guillain-Barre’ syndrome.

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Kansas man hits the ground rollin’ with help of Vapotherm

10/16/2017 8:52 AM | Patient Stories

In partnership with Vapotherm, this unique technology allows patients to breathe easier. For Kansan Twayne Cutsinger, “It’s changed my whole outlook,” as he worked to regain his highest level of independence following a spinal cord injury.

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Iowa mom writes thank you to Madonna staff for son’s care after stroke

10/9/2017 3:33 PM | Patient Stories

An Iowa mom says her family “made the right and best decision in bringing” her son, 31-year-old Cameron Hernandez, to Madonna’s Omaha Campus for recovery from a tragic incident at the gym. Lori Hernandez expresses her gratitude to Madonna staff in the form of a thank you letter.

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Donations put wheelchair tennis in full swing

10/9/2017 11:03 AM | Foundation News

Generous friends helped the inaugural Walk ‘N Roll Classic Adult Open and Wheelchair Tennis Tournament serve up a great weekend of competition August 18-20.

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Teacher, student help each other (Fremont Tribune)

10/2/2017 8:55 AM | In the News

Fremont teacher and GBS survivor Brianna Deines and 14-year-old Thomas Reynolds of Brookings, South Dakota, were featured in the Fremont Tribune for their work together in TLC. The two developed a special bond working together, each helping the other through their recovery.

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